September 26, 2007 by multiracialsky
I have been waiting for this new documentary film about Operation Babylift. . . ever since I saw the frightening newsreel clip at the beginning of Daughter from Danang (another must see movie for all internationally adopting parents).
A powerful (and almost humorous) look at race and White privilege . . . an excerpt from the essay Crazy Sometimes by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
More beautifully articulated thoughts on race and adoption (and an underlying current of class) . . . from the Daddy Diaries.
National Hispanic Heritage month began September 15th (which I learned from My American Meltingpot) . . . and my children’s manatee calendar has informed me that this Friday, September 28, 2007, is Native American(s) Day. (We just get one day? I think there will be more on this later.)
An article about 2 transracial adoptees . . . one who wrote a beautiful essay (as a teen) about growing in her family.
Last week, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights re-examined race in foster care and adoption . . . they were re-assessing the MultiEthnic Placement Act (MEPA).
I can barely absorb that this is a mainstream perspective . . Bill O’Reilly’s comments about having dinner in an (primarily/traditionally) African American restaurant–and some bonus quotes.
Category: Life Links
I am glad to see that Operation Babylift is still making the rounds, I saw it about 3 years ago, It was deeply affecting. It is one of those movies that I wish more people could/would see.
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