Love Isn’t Enough

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There is an interesting blog called “Love Isn’t Enough” about parenting and race. A particular blog entry from August 2009, White Noise: white adults raising white children to resist white supremacy has this quotation:

(M)y child — white and raised by white parents in a family where the adults have the gift of education, have choice about their work, and own their own home — is a privileged child. Every gain my mama-self wants to support my child in making will be on the backs of other children, children with mother’s whose mama-selves are just as fierce as mine but who have to fight against real monsters like hunger or violence.

The post raises critical issues about the moral dilemma ensuring the success of one’s own children at the expense of others. To read the entry, click here.

The Gender Gap in Motherhood

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Rahna Reiko Rizzuto talks about how she was berated for being a terrible mother because she decided to be the  non-custodial parent to her children. She states:

I love my sons and they know it. Like many divorced parents, I don’t sleep in the same house with them, but that does not mean I am evil or human garbage.

To read more of her Huffington Post article, click here.

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