that is so cute
this is disgusting to me.
“freedom hair” oh really.
He’s going to adopt another daughter from Ethiopia SO he can have more practice?
What the actual fuck?
I don’t think he was saying he was adopting another daughter for more practice, but that since he and his wife were on the wait list he’d (hopefully) have more practice.
I do find this cute, the entire thing including the freedom hair bit.
The most disgusting thing about is that it’s disgustingly adorable.
Why Ethopia? Why rip that child from their culture? Why didn’t you adopt a baby from England or Scotland.
Seriously white folk.
Stop adopting “exotic” babies. If you gotta adopt a POC baby, there are so in the adoption system where you live! There are lots of them.
and mothafucka you dont know how to use a damn comb?
you comb her hair with a fuckin fork?
Y’all know sometimes they say things that they think is acceptable. Like speaking before thinking. But a fork? That’s what got me a damn fork to part some hair?
I bet they throw it the dishwasher and use it again.
I didn’t find anything really wrong with this. Yes, it’s a bit disturbing about the fork but.. *shrugs. She’s a beautiful little girl.’
“and mothafucka you dont know how to use a damn comb you comb her hair with a fuckin fork?” *real tears*
-I Cried Real Tears Reading The Comments Hahaha. I Still Don’t Know How To Feel About “Freedom Hair.”
WOW these people are doing nothing wrong but loving an underprivilaged child and all you ignorant fucks have to say is “white people adopt your own color.” A perfect response to this would be, “How about you black people start adopting your own color for us then?” But because Im educated enough to know color doesnt matter in adoption, how much you love the child does, its not only clear to me these people are good, caring parents, but they also should have another child. Hopefully she will turn out smarter than the people on these comments.
Dear “colorblind” person who is actually racist, color does matter in adoption. I don’t mean that figuratively, I mean that literally. COLOR MATTERS IN ADOPTION. Perhaps instead of acting holier-than-thou, you could pay attention to what is being said here, by whom and WHY. There are REASONS that these things are being said. You’ll have to forgive me for not being the least bit surprised that you felt perfectly entitled to invade the conversation with an incorrect opinion based on faulty logic about a topic you know absolutely nothing about.
Oh and this: “How about you black people start adopting your own color for us then?” Does nothing but prove to me, that you are truly a racist. When you felt the need to say “For us” as if YOU were doing US a favor? Wow! You are taking your HIGH OPINION of your ignorance to the next level.
Say less. Always.
Thank you for existing.
And I can count the number of White people who have adopted Black foster kids on two fingers (and I’ve known like a hundred, probably more). Racist assholes like to make a point about most of the foster kids I work with being Black (even though that has more to do with where they live). But surprise! Most of the foster parents are Black too! It’s like they’re helping their communities or something.
And I promise this is the last thing I’ll say. You don’t get extra points for being White and adopting a Black child from another country. Thinking you did some extra favor is fucking racist. It’s like “Who would want to adopt an Ethiopian? Ew! Not many! Except I would because I’m such a great savior.”
Could the haters stop. Like really. At least he is learning how to do her hair! Most men can’t do their own daughters’ hair. He is one of the men white or black who is!!!! This should not be about race or colour thing.
The entire article is about her race & his white savior complex so why wouldn’t we discuss that or recognize the damage that is often done to transracial adoptees by people who insist race doesn’t matter because they’re white & don’t have the first fucking clue about what it means to be a person of color in this society. How about you try listening to the people who know what they’re talking about instead of ignoring reality?
Wafrica is ” the conversation between two ancient, strong and sophisticated identities: japan and Africa. The Conversation is about the beauty of weaving strands of our stories together”
This is so awesome! mixing a little bit of my own personal culture with a culture i am in love with! wish they made it clear which african countries they were using :| africa is a continent after all with too many cultures to count.
If you click through you can see that the event was held in Dakar & Japan.
My two cultures coming together. <3 It’s gorgeous.
In discussions of hip hop homophobia there seems to be a constant need to paint everyone with the same brush.
While a great deal of mainstream Hip Hop is very dependent on a machismo aesthetic, there are layers to a lot of the artists that are constantly ignored in a continued effort to lump them into a monolithic group of homo haters.
The same Ice Cube who once said “true niggas aint gay” is the same Ice Cube who also participates in AIDS/HIV philanthropy & whose sitcom “Are We There Yet” recently had a nuanced portrayal of a young Black teenage male (a rarity in mainstream media of any kind) with little to no fanfare.
The same Common that said “in a circle of faggots your name is mentioned”, also spit bars like “how could I judge him/had to accept him if I truly loved him/no longer he said had he hated himself/through sexuality he liberated himself”
That being said, none of that excuses or makes their (or their peers) lyrics any less problematic.
Conversations about homophobia (as well as gender & misogyny) in hip hop need to happen but there’s also something to be said of the constant reduction of hip hop artists to one aspect of their art.
But then again it’s always easier for the media to create scary strawmen of color then to treat Black Men (and Women) as three dimensional human beings.
Ruth Striegel-Moore remembers talking to an African American woman with anorexia nervosa. Although she knew she had a problem, the woman was reluctant to seek treatment.
“She felt that she had let her own race down because here she had this problem, that she had this ‘white woman’s problem,’ ” Striegel-Moore said. “So there was this double layer of shame.”
When Striegel-Moore, a professor of psychology at Wesleyan University, first began researching eating disorders in 1978, bulimia wouldn’t be identified until a year later. Since then, much more is known about bulimia, anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders. In that time, Striegel-Moore has focused much of her attention on upending the common assumption that eating disorders are a problem limited to white females.
In the more than three decades that she has worked in the field, Striegel-Moore has established herself as one of its leading figures.
“We wish we could clone her,” said Lynn Grefe, president of the National Eating Disorders Association. “Without her, we wouldn’t have the justification for our work. She’s provided so many of the statistics that we work with.”
With a number of studies, she has looked at how the problem affects groups that fall outside the stereotypical population: males, African Americans, Mexican Americans and indigenous Pacific Fijians among them. Earlier this year, Striegel-Moore published a study on the prevalence of eating disorders among Native Americans in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
What Striegel-Moore and fellow researchers found was that eating disorders in the Native American community occur at about the same rate as among white people. This didn’t surprise Striegel-Moore, given that her other studies of other communities have yielded similar results. But it did surprise people within the community, she said.
“There’s very little awareness in the Native American community that binge eating is a problem,” said Striegel-Moore, who has been with Wesleyan since 1987. “When the article came out, I did an interview with a Native American radio station. People calling in would say ‘I’m so glad that you did this research because I thought I was the only one who ate this way.’ “
It is important to bring this issue to light, she said, because it lifts the stigma of the disorder and prompts doctors to look for the problem.
“It plays on both sides,” she said. “The patient isn’t seeking the treatment because they’re embarrassed. And health care providers aren’t looking for it, so they don’t ask about it.”