In 1904, a group of forty New York orphans were sent to live with Catholic families in Arizona. However, the Catholics turned out to be Mexicans and the local Anglos were so outraged at this race boundary transgression that they instigated a mass abduction of the children.
Through this direct action, trans-racial adoption as a white privilege was resolutely reinforced. This privilege continues in the contemporary era. One can only imagine the reactions if white European children were to be sent to Latin American or African countries for international adoption.
In the pre-Civil Rights United States, a handful of states even went so far as to legislate against interracial adoption or even fostering of white children by non-whites, and in the late 1990s a widely publicized controversy erupted, when a black woman in Detroit wanted to adopt a white girl.
- Tobias Hübinette, Between European Colonial Trafficking, American Empire-Building and Nordic Social Engineering: Rethinking International Adoption From a Postcolonial and Feminist Perspective
Oh my god…
So it’s ok for white parents to collect light-skinned Latin@s like they’re Pokemon…but arjhgjhhj
In 1888, more than 300,000 mummified cats were found an Egyptian cemetery. They were stripped of their wrappings and carted off to be used by farmers in England and the U.S. for fertilizer.
-Piven, Hanoch. 2009. What Cats Are Made Of. New York, NY: Ginee Seo Books.
While others celebrate their humanity-affirming selflessness, the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto wonders whether the hero boyfriends made the right call.
Read: Daily Intel
Was this something that really needed to be voiced? Like, what kind of point was this supposed to serve at all? What kind of point was this supposed to send to the people who are grieving over losing their boyfriend in such a way?
“I’m really sorry you’re grieving the loss of your boyfriend, who died protecting you, but make sure you were worth it. You don’t want to be anything less than perfection or else you’ll never be able to justify your boyfriend’s decision to die protecting you.”
Like, really? What the fuck man.
-____- *slow exhale*
He got 162 years without the possibility of parole for his first offense.
Just think about that for a minute.
No possibility of parole
For a first offense
Reblogging again for the folks who didn’t see it yesterday.
OH MY GOD I JUST FOUND THIS ON GOOGLE STREET VIEW AND I’M ACTUALLY CRYING WTF I’M SO SCARED RIGHT NOW
WHY DID THEY BLUR IT OUT OMFG THE END IS NEAR
Why’s there a door leaning up against the wall? I don’t get it. What does the door go to? Why’s it on a patio? also, i think it’s just a skinny dude.
two gay fathers and son
And a beautiful Black family. <3
How about, “And a beautiful family. <3”? Why choose to add “black”? I didn’t even register their skin color until I read that comment..
Erasure is not equality. Ignoring the race of POC isn’t being anti-racist, it’s just racism in a new form. If you can’t stand the idea that POC aren’t ashamed of their race, the problem isn’t us the problem is definitely you. Now have a seat & be quiet while grown folks are talking.