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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 02:33 PM
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6. If it's a little girl, then yes. I've had to go up to complete strangers and ask them what hair
products I need for my grandchild! She is biracial and has hair problems I've never dreamt about!
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  -Do whites need training before parenting black children? BigDaddy44  May-27-08 02:23 PM   #0 
  - They're fucking PEOPLE for fuck's sake.  BlooInBloo   May-27-08 02:25 PM   #1 
  - It's not just white folks:  DuStrange   May-27-08 02:28 PM   #3 
  - No it's not, but the NABSW's point is completely different...  BlooInBloo   May-27-08 02:35 PM   #9 
  - I don't think that's the issue exactly.  lwfern   May-27-08 02:47 PM   #19 
  - Great Post.  Doityourself   May-27-08 02:54 PM   #22 
  - I will amend on one thing...  BlooInBloo   May-27-08 03:04 PM   #28 
     - No, they're not martians..they can be little devils all kids of all colors..  Doityourself   May-27-08 03:48 PM   #39 
     - as the father of an eight year old  Pat Cakes   May-28-08 07:31 AM   #63 
  - Actually, this is the black folks thinking white folks are the Martians,  Warpy   May-27-08 03:04 PM   #26 
  - As a woman who married a black man (till death we did part) and had his  notadmblnd   May-27-08 04:36 PM   #44 
     - Thank you....  tidy_bowl   May-28-08 08:35 AM   #66 
  - FYI: A sweeping generalization that prejudges white people.  happydreams   May-27-08 04:58 PM   #47 
  - deleted  Born Free   May-27-08 06:40 PM   #48 
  - Thank you, oh thank you Bloo!!  Ecumenist   May-28-08 01:57 AM   #62 
     - :)  BlooInBloo   May-28-08 03:34 PM   #69 
  - If the child is raised in a loving house I don't think race would matter.  ccharles000   May-27-08 02:26 PM   #2 
  - Personally I've seen lots of people that need parenting classes  NYCALIZ   May-27-08 02:30 PM   #4 
  - WTF has happened to common sense? Hello?  tctctctc   May-27-08 02:32 PM   #5 
  - If it's a little girl, then yes. I've had to go up to complete strangers and ask them what hair  sinkingfeeling   May-27-08 02:33 PM   #6 
  - I had an employee that adopted a biracial child and she asked me the same thing..what products to  Doityourself   May-27-08 02:36 PM   #10 
     - I met a lovely woman the last time and she spent about a half hour helping me select  sinkingfeeling   May-27-08 03:05 PM   #29 
  - suggested training:  Lance_Boyle   May-27-08 02:34 PM   #7 
  - OK, I'll probably get bashed for this, but here goes  Goblinmonger   May-27-08 02:34 PM   #8 
  - I think a child that is considered a minority in the dominant culture should be exposed to their  Doityourself   May-27-08 02:39 PM   #11 
  - Um, I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure that being black isn't the same as being in hell.  BlooInBloo   May-27-08 02:42 PM   #12 
     - Depends on which black person you  Doityourself   May-27-08 02:45 PM   #13 
     - No, really?  Goblinmonger   May-27-08 02:45 PM   #15 
        - Yes, really.  BlooInBloo   May-27-08 02:46 PM   #16 
           - Good to know that we have true racial equality in the US  Goblinmonger   May-27-08 02:47 PM   #18 
              - You sound like a 2-dimensional thinker in a 3-dimensional world...  BlooInBloo   May-27-08 02:55 PM   #23 
                 - Please point to me where I said they couldn't be happy.  Goblinmonger   May-27-08 03:06 PM   #31 
                    - I think that's a good point.  CJCRANE   May-27-08 03:13 PM   #33 
  - Training - no, information - yes nt  CJCRANE   May-27-08 02:45 PM   #14 
  - interesting distinction  Goblinmonger   May-27-08 02:46 PM   #17 
     - Kids are kids...  CJCRANE   May-27-08 02:57 PM   # 
        - Agree. Adoptive mom of two children.  kiranon   May-27-08 03:19 PM   #37 
  - I think that ALL parents need training before parenting ANY children  Freddie Stubbs   May-27-08 02:49 PM   #20 
  - What Freddie said!  slackmaster   May-27-08 03:06 PM   #30 
  - As opposed to what? Keeping them in foster care?  mainegreen   May-27-08 02:53 PM   #21 
  - I don't think anyone is saying it's about race..and not being able to adopt because of it n/t  Doityourself   May-27-08 02:55 PM   #24 
     - As long as it doesn't keep kids in faster care any longer than otherwise would be.  mainegreen   May-27-08 02:57 PM   #25 
     - I could not adopt  Mojorabbit   May-27-08 03:12 PM   #32 
        - Well, that sucks! Glad, we've made progress on this issue..  Doityourself   May-27-08 03:50 PM   #40 
  - No-as someone who works in the FC system, that's not necessary  noonwitch   May-27-08 03:04 PM   #27 
  - And besides, this comes down to an issue of what matters more - race/culture  Indenturedebtor   May-27-08 03:24 PM   #38 
  - There is something wrong viewing and mixing color and culture  AlphaCentauri   May-27-08 03:13 PM   #34 
  - People, even highly educated people, often make that mistake.  igil   May-27-08 09:19 PM   #52 
  - if taken too far it can lead to segregation  AlphaCentauri   May-28-08 09:38 AM   #67 
  - african american because of their shared history in this country have a culture  lionesspriyanka   May-27-08 10:10 PM   #56 
     - Not just African Americans, Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans, Italians Americans  AlphaCentauri   May-28-08 09:45 AM   #68 
  - Oh boy  treestar   May-27-08 03:14 PM   #35 
  - Everyone needs parenting skills taught to them period.  onehandle   May-27-08 03:15 PM   #36 
  - Who is going to teach them? George Bush's government?  tritsofme   May-27-08 10:09 PM   #55 
     - That government is just about over.  onehandle   May-27-08 11:04 PM   #58 
        - Say three Hail Marys and throw salt over your shoulder.  tritsofme   May-27-08 11:08 PM   #59 
  - What's good for the goose...  CubicleGuy   May-27-08 04:21 PM   #41 
  - More people need to be trained not to have children in the first place...  oedura   May-27-08 04:23 PM   #42 
  - i remember this issue being talked about YEARS ago  orleans   May-27-08 04:24 PM   #43 
  - Here's a position statement from 1972.  DuStrange   May-27-08 04:39 PM   #45 
     - i remember, as a young teen, wondering how i would feel  orleans   May-27-08 04:50 PM   #46 
  - Oh, this is such crap.  deadmessengers   May-27-08 07:51 PM   #49 
  - Great dissection of how this erects barriers to adoption  Psephos   May-27-08 08:51 PM   #51 
  - "imported Chinese vanity babies" WTF?  fed_up_mother   May-27-08 10:03 PM   #53 
  - interesting point.  ulysses   May-28-08 03:44 PM   #70 
  - They lose foster kids for years only to find them dead.  Fire_Medic_Dave   May-27-08 08:38 PM   #50 
  - when you pretend to be color blind all you are really doing is accepting the normative and  lionesspriyanka   May-27-08 10:08 PM   #54 
  - I agree with better training of parents for transracial or cross cultural adoption  fed_up_mother   May-27-08 10:14 PM   #57 
  - No, not training - but  bitchkitty   May-27-08 11:23 PM   #60 
  - most important is the kids go to a good home  JI7   May-28-08 12:09 AM   #61 
  - That is ludicrous  eilen   May-28-08 07:39 AM   #64 
  - To even suggest such a thing to me....  tidy_bowl   May-28-08 08:31 AM   #65 

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