Leave it to Stacia L. Brown (beyondbabymama.com) to launch a spot-on response to those who insist on commodifying the lives of Black children. This most recent assault is actually an old one on the cost to adopt Black babies. Yes, “cost” as in one will get a discount with the purchase of a child with dark skin and kinky hair. Are there no limits to racism?
Stacia really did her homework and even offered me a chance to express a few opinions on race and adoption.
NPR recently launched The Race Card Project, an initiative that invites participants to submit six-word sentences related to race. Morning Edition dissected one such sentence last week in a piece titled “Six Words: Black Babies Cost Less to Adopt.”