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White celebrities have made it a common practice to adopt black babies from foreign countries, providing them with a better life than they could have ever possibly imagined if they had remained in their homeland. We're flooded with images of single white female celebrities cuddling black babies. However, celebrities have the means to provide a lifestyle to a child uncommon to most people and are able to encase their children in a life outside the norm. There's no doubt they love their children and will offer them the best that money can buy, including exclusivity.
But what about "normal" people who adopt children outside their own race? Are they equipped to expose those children to their cultural heritage? Is it necessary to do so? Can they raise "normal" children of a different skin tone?
Join me when I talk to "Duncan", a bi-racial male, who was given up for adoption by his white mother (black father) in the late 1960's. He was adopted by a white family at 5 days old and has 3 siblings that are biological children of his adoptive parents. Duncan looks black on the outside but for a long time didn't understand that when he felt white on the inside. What does that mean?
Listen as he describes how he was not raised as a black man, but as a white man inside a black man's body. How did it turn out for him? Is love enough?
What do you need to know when you first start thinking about adoption. Where do you begin? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Jim Thompson, a South Carolina attorney, with offices in Spartanburg and Charleston. He has worked in the field of adoption and assisted reproductive law for 25 years. Leanne Carnes, Chief Operating Officer at Children's Connection Inc., an adoption and child welfare agency with offices throughout Texas. Kara Eusebio, Associate Director of Outreach with Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children in New York City.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.
Join us Friday September 19th@ 10:00 EDT as Pam Kroskie interviews Barbara Ohrstrom
Like cowboys turning in the saddle to look at where they came from, Searching for the Castle documents the backtrail of author Barbara Leigh Ohrstrom’s adoption. It begins with her urgency as an eighteen-year-old woman initiating her search for her birth parents. Her recollection includes court petitions, letters, Division of Social Service documents, and other original documents usually buried behind the lock and key of the law.
In this memoir, she narrates the unearthing of her history and that of her family. Some of her discoveries are filled with pain, while others are joyful, including locating sisters, another brother, and eventually nieces and a nephew. A story of how one woman comes to terms with her identity, Searching for the Castle tells of real people doing the best they can to live and love in the often heartbreaking circumstances of life.
As Ohrstrom shares her journey to find her birth parents, she reveals her emotions throughout the process, discovering that her identity is self-created, but also that her being is governed, in part, by her ancestors and family lines. Searching for the Castle communicates the message that love creates families and that the family to which Ohrstrom belonged in foster care gave her a mother, father, and family filled with love and decency.
Join Dr. Culbreth for Racial Identity and a Colorblind Society.
The right to self-identify
Denying ancestry and heritage
“I am not African American I am an American”
African American or Black American
Historical view of “African American”
When racial categories offend
A Colorblind Society?
Join A.Raquel, Mahoghani Dawn and Ray Cornelius on TONIGHT, October 21 at 7pm EST for another edition of The Conversation Cafe™ as they discuss the latest news and entertainment topics of the day during their “Keeping You In the Know” segment and In the second half of the show A.Raquel and Mahoghani Dawn will have an open discussion about “Post Racial America and Whether or Not You Respond to Racism”. Tune in to join the conversation at 773-897-3986.
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Our last show focused on women and bi-sexuality. This week we want to focus on men who identify as bi-sexual and women who have experienced relationships where men were on "the down low."
Is there such a thing as a "bi-sexual" male? If a man sleeps with another man but still enjoy the company of a woman...gay? Why isn't it socially acceptable for a male to be bisexual? Even in the LGBT community? Is there such a thing as gay male privilege?
Women...have you experienced a relationship with a male whom you later found was on "the down low" or bisexual? If so, how did you handle it? Did you stay or leave? Did you blame yourself? Were there signs you missed along the way? How do you talk to a man about his sexual preferences without it being an offensive conversation? Should we actually discuss a man's sexual preference during the first date...or is that something we should even discuss at all?
I want us to discuss this. Join us and share your thoughts!
On this episode the host, Denisha M and cohost Candace Simpson discuss Ferguson, Police brutality, murder, mass incarceration and harassment. Listen in as the hosts dissect the notion of post racial America and talk about differences in police interactions between minorities.
Topics for the show include:
Are black citizens protected under law? What prohibits protection for persons of color?
Police brutality, murder, mass incarceration and harassment--- who is affected, is this an issue and why? Discussion of Ezell ford, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo, Alan Bluford, Michael Brown, Oscar Grant, Kimani Gray, Mohamed Bah, Sean Bell, Eric Garner etc
What is the problem with people wanting to ignore racial issues?
Is there a desensitization to black and minority issues?
Prediction and foretelling of Ferguson over the next months as they wait for a grand jury decision and arrest.
Vonderitt Myers. Will this affect the tensions in the next few months? Is this a different situation. Can we be upset for this killing as well?
What can be done in America to truly move past race? Is it possible?
In this segment of The NLP View Radio Show, host, Donna Blinston, RGN, is joined by Helen Oakwater a certified trainer of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Psychology), political campaigner, and activist within adoption. Helen has served on the government's task force for adoption services and as an active member of adoption charities. Helen will discuss how NLP is successfully used within adoption to deal the trauma of adoption and for the re-parenting of the adopted child. Helen is the author of the best-selling book Bubble Wrapped Children: How Social Media is Transforming The Face of 21st Century Adoption, which provides tools and techniques to help adopting parents find solutions to heal and future proof their children. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2013 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.
F.A.R. will discuss the subject of ethnic identification. We will discuss which ethnic name we feel Black people should embrace and which ones we should reject. We will also discuss whether or not bi-racial people are Black and where they fit in the discussion of how we identify ourselves as a nation. As always, the discussions are from an Afrikan-centered persepctive.
OK, still a work in progress, but, this second show should be much better! We will be going live again this Friday Oct 17th at 8:30 PM eastern. We will be watching Gavins facebook page at the same time sooooo if you have any bird pics that you wanna know something about, or have anything you wanna share with us and talk; post the pic on his page and call in!
Children adopted internationally need to be prepared in advance for what adoption means, and how their life will change. How can adoption professionals and parents help to prepare these kids. Host Dawn Davenport will interview two of the leading experts on orphans care and adoption. Dr. Jane Aronson is a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine and is the CEO and President of Worldwide Orphans. She has been providing direct service to orphans for 20 years. Ms. Jayne Schooler is the author/co-author of seven books in the adoption field, including her newest, Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents. She has worked in orphanages in Kyrgyzstan, Poland and Ukraine.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on internation adoption can be found here.