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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 11:20 AM

Adoptees express their fear, anger and insight on race during social unrest

The killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans.

A surge in anti-Asian violence across the country amidst the pandemic.

The migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

These events ignited some of the deepest discussions on race and identity in the United States in decades. Yet, many of the millions of adoptees across the country say it's been difficult for them to express their feelings about social unrest.

Raised, in many cases, by parents of a different race and nationality, adoptees have unique perspectives on race and racism in America that aren't heard often.

In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, NPR asked transracial and transnational adoptees to share their thoughts.

Here are some of their stories:

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/21/1057402854/adoptees-express-their-fear-anger-and-insight-on-race-during-social-unrest

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2naSalit Nov 2021 #2
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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 11:36 AM

1. Interesting article. Thanks for posting the link.

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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 11:45 AM

2. K&R

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:04 PM

3. K&R

Because I come from a transracial family, in some ways, it's almost like I'm a safe person for them to be racist towards."


I grok.

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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:42 PM

4. A good read. K&R for visibility.

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