Tag: racism

Kinship Care Works; Kinship Care Matters. If They Could See My Boys Now!

Kinship Care Works; Kinship Care Matters. If They Could See My Boys Now!
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives. By Stephanie Jessie Adoption is about legacy. As an African-American, kinship caregiving has always been part of our culture. It was often informal, without the involvement... Read more »

Trump, Football Players, and Little House on the Prairie: How Current Events and Historical Perspective Teach Us About Racism

My youngest daughter is reading the Little House on the Prairie books, a series that I absolutely loved as a child. When I read the series over thirty years ago, I marveled at the charm and hardship of life as a pioneer. I remembered how Pa and Ma had to make every last thing from... Read more »

A Cautionary Tale: Choosing The Right Side of History in America

The following short story is a work of fiction. It features entirely fictional characters and is based on true events in America. It is subtle at times. After all, you can still walk into the grocery store and see row after row of food. You can still go to the movies and marvel over the... Read more »
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Women's March on Chicago: A Movement, Not A Moment.

We met early in the morning with a group of friends, about thirty of us in all. The younger kids all wrote their moms’ phone numbers on their arms with a Sharpie. The moms and dads carried backpacks full of snacks, sunglasses, water bottles, and sunblock (yes, sunblock for January in Chicago – climate change is... Read more »

When Our Daughter Has Racist Encounters

Welcome to the sixth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.   By Anne Moody One thing that can catch interracial adoptive families... Read more »