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January 24, 2005

Keeping Them with Their Own Kind

Michael Triplett is incredulous that I see racism in his views on adoption. As much as I dislike overuse of the R word, I don't know how else to categorize such sentiments as this:

Those involved in adoption and foster care have lamented the lack of African American homes to place children, who are disproportionately African American. The barriers to such homes includes economic requirements that eliminate many African American households. The addition of a marriage preference would add an even larger barrier since it could eliminate even more possible placements.

Is it racism to suggest that we should not create unneccesary barriers for African American children into African American homes???

What else can you call the view that even more important than their having married parents is for black children to be with their own kind?

Posted by Justin Katz at January 24, 2005 4:26 PM
Marriage & Family