Tagged with race

I Just Can’t Even: Mask Shaming Edition

I Just Can’t Even: Mask Shaming Edition

“I can’t imagine fearing for my children’s lives over something that is supposed to ‘protect them’” ~ One of my white Facebook friends For those who don’t want to read this whole rambling, the point is this: Masks should not be mandated. If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. If you don’t … Continue reading

I Just Can’t Even: Black Lives Edition

I Just Can’t Even: Black Lives Edition

I haven’t been writing. That’s not entirely true. I have entire books written inside my head. I just can’t commit anything to the physically written word. The problem is, words don’t matter. I’ve written many words… You’ve Heard of Trayvon Martin, in 2012 Shot, in 2013 None of That Was Done By Whites, in 2014 … Continue reading

The Shooter Was Apprehended

I fully admit that my perspective here is likely skewed. What makes me angriest about the Pittsburgh shooting isn’t the fact that it happened. It isn’t the lack of sane gun control laws. It isn’t even the anti-Semitism. It’s that the police APPREHENDED the shooter. The police knew the guy was armed and dangerous, knew … Continue reading

Redefining Racism

racism [rey-siz-uh m] noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others. 2. a policy, system of government, … Continue reading

Pieces I’m Proud Of

I’m very excited about my latest piece for adoption.com: Red Flags Expectant Parents Should Watch for in Prospective Adoptive Parents Every major blog has probably posted the opposite piece: Red Flags Adoptive Parents Should Look for in Birthmothers. My piece came about because of a discussion in the Creating a Family Facebook group. The birthmothers … Continue reading

Racism and Health Care

 (Originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com, Transracial/Transcultural Adoption, October 27th, 2009) I’ve been following the health care reform bills, though I can’t say I’m keeping track of the minute-to-minute changes. Personally, I support a strong public option that ensures that all Americans have access to good health care. What does this have to do with transracial adoption? My … Continue reading

Calling a Spade a Spade

(Originally published at AdoptionBlogs.com, Transracial / Transcultural Adoption, November 30th, 2009) At the end of October, the article “Pregnant Woman Requests All White Delivery Staff” caught my eye. After reading it, I knew I had to blog about it. Not for the content of the article – I mean, come on, Racism Exists in America, News … Continue reading

My Son Is Michael Brown

My Son Is Michael Brown

A Facebook friend of mine posted a quote from Jen Hatmaker, then added: Thankful to see others on my feed speak out in this manner. Silence from those who claim to be allies is deafening tonight. I sat and reloaded the Google News site dozens of times waiting for the verdict. I knew they weren’t … Continue reading