Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A few years ago I was with a group of women at the mall when an African American man walked by holding the hand of a Caucasian woman. One of the women shook her head and said, "ugh...I just hate seeing that." I was taken aback and asked her what exactly she was referring to, so she promptly told me that it "wasn't right" for a black man and a white woman to ever be together. I couldn't help myself so I asked her how me raising a Chinese daughter was any different, and she said, "oh but it just IS."
Today I read an article in Newsweek about a black family who adopted a white girl who had been in and out of 12 foster homes.
The article itself was really interesting to read, but wow on some of the comments posted after it. Read them for yourself and let us know what you think.
One part of the article that I especially noted was this section:
Now lawmakers may rejoin the charged race-adoption debate. Later this year the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal think tank, is expected to publish a summary of expert testimony on adoption law--—much of which will ask Congress to reinstate race as a salient consideration in all cases.
Do you think that race SHOULD be considered in adoption cases?