Tagged with race

Why Do White Parents Adopt Black Children?

Why Do White Parents Adopt Black Children?

Because they’re there. OK, seriously. This post has been sitting as a draft for most of this year. The question was written by  Adoptive Black Mom in her post Privilege, Adoption and Melissa Harris-Perry. Specifically, she wrote: Do I think that [people of color] often sit back and question why White families adopt Black children?  Yep, and I’ve been … Continue reading

We Violated Rule Number 8

In June, The Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee posted a very informative piece that was shared everywhere I looked in the adoption community, An Adoptee’s Perspective: 15 Things Transracially Adoptive Parents Need to Know. I am totally on board with 14 of the 15 points – all of them except number 8: 8. If we … Continue reading

“None of That Was Done By Whites”

In the last week, I’ve been posting to my Facebook timeline many articles related to the events in Ferguson, MO. One of the links I posted was to an Onion article, that was so true, it wasn’t funny: Tips for Being an Unarmed Black Teen. A good friend of mine, someone I’ve known in real life for … Continue reading

About Race

(I converted our domain, rmcsquared.net, into our professional web site and moved all personal content to this blog. This is the last content to be left sitting in draft form.) Jackson and Cassie are African-American/Caucasian, or black and white. Parenting a child of another race does come with some unique challenges. However, the information we … Continue reading

Racist Halloween Costumes?

Last year, I made a note of a CNN article, “We’re a culture, not a costume.” I meant to write about it before Halloween, but I forgot. Luckily (?), this year, similar discussions are going on concerning Halloween costumes and racism. This is my take on some of the costumes that have been denounced as … Continue reading

It Finally Happened

It finally happened. We went to an event (my cousin’s rehearsal dinner) and the only other black person there was a waiter. I’m not really sure I have a point. I’m used to living in Antioch, where white people are the minority. Jackson’s preschool (soon to be Cassie’s preschool!) was about half “appears to be … Continue reading

The Blogs I Read

On one post, one of the commenters mentioned my blog roll. Not all of the blogs that I read are listed there. About two years ago, I overhauled the blog. Before that, I did list all of the blogs I read in the Blog Roll, making it ridiculously long. When I chose the blogs to put … Continue reading

You’ve Heard of Trayvon Martin

Unless you have no contact with the outside world via the Internet (and you must, because you’re reading this), then you’ve heard of Trayvon Martin. Martin was a 17-year old Black American boy walking to his father’s house in a gated community in Florida. George Zimmerman, the self-appointed Neighborhood Watchman, shot him. The first I … Continue reading

Adoption Carnival: Racially Neutral Names

Adoption Carnival: Racially Neutral Names

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on October 9, 2009. Republished here with permission. Names are powerful. They define who we are. They often precede us on school rosters, resumes, and applications of all sorts. People do discriminate on the basis of a name. In the book Beyond Jennifer and Jason, the authors cite … Continue reading