Sunday, January 24, 2016

Should Race Be A Factor In Adoptions?

Studies reveal that the majority of children awaiting adoption in foster care are non –White. There are many who question whether Black children adopted by white parents may be deprived of cultural identity. What’s your take? Should race be a factor in adoptions?




Comments

1. Donnie said...

Yes and the environment.This just doesn't apply to Black White.What about a Black child raised by an Asian family.Clearly the adopting family must have the will and resources to make sure the child's cultural identity can be addressed

2. Nuance said...

Yes it should,but unfortunately there are just too many Black children on the rolls.

3. Long Time Listener said...

The common denominator in African American families whose children swell the ranks of foster care is poverty, not abuse as many think. According to a study published by Leroy Pelton in 1989 and confirmed by more recent studies, a family’s lack of income is the single best predictor of child removal and out-of-home placement.

4. Cameron said...

We need to do better.African-American children account for 15% of the U.S. child population but, as of September 2011, were 27% of the children in foster care and have lower rates of adoption than those of other races and ethnicities. Whites are doing what we won't or can't financially

5. Dennis said...

NO

6. Long Time Listener said...

Love outweighs race. There are some Black people that shouldn't be allowed to adopt a dog

7. Trudy said...

I am sure that many well intentioned Whites have no idea what raising a Black in a White environment will be like for not only the child ,but for them too.

8. Break The Chains said...

White guilt

9. Fig Newton said...

I don't care.Any home is better than a foster home regardless of race

10. Leigh said...

Hope you get time to get back to the boycott. Now White people are on this banning all black organizations and Black History Month

11. Jesse said...

Agree with Leigh. You guys were just getting fired up and it was the end of the show.I remember your question last year about whether we still need Black History Month.I am shocked that there are Black people that want OUR history stifled.
The schools are not teaching it.One of the politicians even suggested that Black History only be taught in HBCUs.I hope you can find out who said that racist sh*t.

12. RobertBrown said...

We have been robbed of most of our History.We need to celebrate and not wait for others to recognize us

13. Grace said...

I am glad Chris Rock didnt back down.He will bring more attention to the lack of diversity by calling it out.

14. Trudy said...

Yeah,I would like to hear your take on why we need Whites to validate us.Should we care? Hollywood is and has always been racist

15. Long Time Listener said...

Race is always a factor in everything. We repeat our history because we don't know our history. Every other ethnic group celebrates their accomplishments,but we are brainwashed to believe that we are not African American,only American.We need Black History Month.The Image Awards and we need to be recognized by the Academy Awards. Why must it bebone or the other?Will be listening.

16. Gretchen said...

I may be in the minority, but I think Black awards only separate us more

17. Break The Chains said...

I am sure that a few of your panelists will say that we no longer need Black History Month. Can't wait until tomorrow



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