« Tackling bribery in Lesotho | Main | Forgiveness »

Comments

Daan

I don't know about uncommon, and though I cannot quote any statistics, here in Randburg I see a lot of white families with what I can only assume is their adopted black kids.

The culture is a difficult one, and one can only hope the the families in question has their own way of dealing with that, however where do you draw the line, what about coloured kids? Black culture is in any case being eroded and replaced by empty Western consumer culture.

Barbara Billingsley

Eduardo V. Genao(Thanks to Ben Jackson for alerting us to this story!) A magnet school in Hartford, CT has been stirring up a ton of controversy after its principal Eduardo V. Genao (pictured) allegedly coerced several mixed students to change their racial identity to white so that the school would qualify for more funding. Genao claims he asked for every student’s permission, but most deny this, and say that he guilted them into identifying as white for the good of the school:

Genao conceded that he asked teachers to help him identify biracial students and that he called the students to his office. In the course of discussing their racial classifications, he acknowledged, he spoke with them about the school’s funding. “I did indicate to the students and the parents how the formula works,” he said.

In fact, state guidelines tie the funding of magnet schools that opened before this year to residency, not race… to qualify for magnet school funding, schools must draw at least 30 percent of their students from the suburbs - a standard Sport & Medical Sciences Academy meets.

Race becomes a factor, for schools established before this year, in regard to compliance with the Sheff vs. O’Neill school desegregation settlement. It says 28 percent of a magnet school’s students must be white in order to count toward reducing racial isolation. With just 89 white students in a population of 400, or 22 percent, Sport & Medical Sciences falls far short.

Genao, who is in his first year at the magnet school and is new to Hartford, said he did not realize the state law linking funding to racial quotas applies only to new schools and not to established schools such as his. He denied, though, that the change in the students’ racial classifications was linked to money.

This case has drawn attention to the massive inconsistencies that still exist in the ways schools collect racial data. Of course, this can all be traced to the Department of Education’s delays in implementing federal guidelines that require it, along with all federal agencies, to allow people to check all that apply, instead of just one box. (To learn more about this issue, check out our FAQ with Census expert Professor Ann Morning.)

Personally, I think this should be a wake-up call to us mixed folks that our ambiguous status can be exploited for others’ financial and/or political gain. Another good example of this is Ward Connerly’s ongoing campaign to eradicate all racial categories. He uses sob stories of mixed people who are forced to pick one box as an illustration of why racial categories don’t make sense. But what some people fail to realize is that this initiative is extremely dangerous because in effect, there would be no way of tracking civil rights violations or racial discrimination.

Robert Benvenuti

While one understands the desire to pass on one's culture to the younger generation, it is in many ways an impossible task. One hears of more and more (unadopted) black children (I think they are referred to as "Model C's") who barely speak their cultural language but prefer to converse in English. As an italian immigrant, my children do not speak Italian nor understand much about the culture. Is that something that worries me that much ? Not really, they are more South African now and they will define their own culture. If we are concerned about culture then surely this should not be just a race thing (Whites adopting black babies). If the cultural argument was to be adopted, then surely a Zulu family should not be able to adopt a Pedi child. I agree with the original post, giving a child a loving home is the best thing you can do for them, irrespective of the colour of the parents or what language they speak.

Shamiso

It is important to note that whilst black families usually do not FORMALLY adopt children most do so informally for a short or extended time. Today and in centuries past, black families across the globe have parented the children of nuclear and distant relatives when the parents were unable to care for them due to death, work/school travel, illness, etc. The children who slip through the cracks so to speak usually do so because poverty prevents families from uniting with and/or supporting the parent-less children.

DFDF

https://feetpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://youramateurporn.blogbugs.org/
https://doublepenetrationpornlove.blogbugs.org/
https://ebonypornmovieslove.blogbugs.org/
https://doggystyleloveporn.blogbugs.org/
https://fetishpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://amateurxxxmovie.blogbugs.org/
https://anallovepornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://clipanimeporn.blogbugs.org/
https://asianloveporn.blogbugs.org/
https://bbwloveporn.blogbugs.org/
https://bisexualloveporn.blogbugs.org/
https://bigboobsstarsporn.blogbugs.org/
https://blowjobloveporn.blogbugs.org/
https://cumshotloveporn.blogbugs.org/
https://femdompornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://gangbangpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://gayanalpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://gayasianpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://gaylatinopornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://gaybearpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://gayebonypornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://gaytwinkspornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://hardcorepornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://indianpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://interracialpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://latinopornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://legspornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://lesbianpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://masturbationpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://maturepornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://milfpornmovieslove.blogbugs.org/
https://petitepornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://shemalepornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://smokingpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://sologirlpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://teenpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://upskirtpornmovies.blogbugs.org/
https://voyeurpornmovies.blogbugs.org/

djhorserider

Hi bros,

Very good stuff. They have been around a long time. - https://www.allsteroidsworld.com
I just got an order of sust 250 and Deca from them.

Thanks bros

Freextvem

ONLINE - DRUGSTORE!
PRICES of ALL MEDICINES!

FIND THAT NECESSARY...
VIAGRA, CIALIS, PHENTERMINE, SOMA... and other pills!

Welcome please: pills-prices.blogspot.com


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT PAYDAY LOANS!

Welcome please: payday-d-loans.blogspot.com

GOOD LUCK!

1247166395

LGOgmb difmizil ijekbrix gfjybdpb

sonny

Lf9dMa fgoG62mvVof47J1fCaLkg

Viagra Online

Interracial adoption doesn't matter, all we are human at all

Prostate Orgasm

The color o the skin doesnt matter when rise a child properly is the point.

Poker Card Game

I believe that young children can learn any language, and it is best that black children are adopted by black parents.

robert

fUQzPo https://j8Jw83mNs0doPpsqvjrcns5.info

Erectile Dysfunction

I think that as long as the kids know you love them - all is good. I work with a white family who adopted two bi-racial (black & white) girls. Sometimes they get stares, but overall they have no major problems. The girls have been with them since birth, and love thier parents to a fault.

lorettemoo

growing influence international retrieved mean sensitivity keep

oswaldligh

developed report significantly colleagues 2005 thermal january

lacoste shoes

Every man's work, whether it be literature of music of pictures or architecture of anything else, is always a portrait of himself.Do you understand?

New Balance Shoes

We must often repeatedly for truth, because mistakes in publicity, and repeatedly not individual person but have a large number of people.Do you think so?

Retro Jordan

In overcast conditions the skylight is always blue (clear skies are needed for the pink light) and it is generally much darker, with night falling much more quickly.

ugg shoes

It should be the dream of many to purchase a pair of bailey boots from UGG during the upcoming festive season. The comfort and top quality element in the boots is incomparable, it is correct but the way the footwear combines glamour, fashion along with consolation and high quality that's unparallel in correct terms. These boots are wonderful attribute to your feet all through winter season and you'll be able to incredibly nicely wear it to maintain your ft warm even if the temperature is below freezing point. The boots will even prevent your feet from drying out and they are kept cosy through the cold days of winter. Consequently, if you would like to en joy the winter to the fullest and in a model then the boots from UGG will be the answer to your wish

Air Jordan

As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker. Do you agree?

justin bieber supra shoes

Cons - There have been some complaints by people who claim that the shoe can be destroyed easily. This is seen after vigorous activity.

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

June 2006

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
Powered by TypePad