Buying & Selling Babies?
"The practice, which is widespread among private adoption facilitators, of charging prospective parents different fees depending on the race or ethnicity of the child they adopt is one that Hutcherson is fighting to change from his Redmond, Wash., church. The Antioch Bible Church has established its own adoption agency, and is lobbying state legislators to change Washington's laws. He said that besides putting a price on children, the practice discriminates against white babies and people who seek to adopt them — an issue he said has been overlooked because white people, particularly those who can afford the high adoption fees charged, are not used to considering themselves victims of discrimination."
) ""It would be really boring if there were all white people," says the fourth-grader, who also likes her dolls to portray people she knows - from her half-Asian cousins to classmates of all races." Of course, nobody she knows probably has Barbie's proportions...
The Tourist Who Won't Go Home
The recent ugly american thread
has brought out ethnocentricity and xenophobia in us over crimes like socks with shorts--we forget happen at home just as often
. meanwhile violence
errupts when tourists forget they are guests in someone's home. But is the real crime the errosion of the cultures we visit? Do movements like Slow Food
have a chance protecting native cultures, or the Americanization of the world inevitable?
The word "minority" to be banned in San Diego.
(via Fark) That should take care of minority problems. Heck, and just when in California whites would have been the newest minority.