A mother or a motherland?
What a choice to make: a heritage or a home. African orphans need and want parents. Well-known White Americans -- Angelina Jolie and Madonna -- are looking to adopt. But the way those celebrities are adding to their families raises an interesting question: Is it OK for white families to raise African children? And if it is, at what cost to those orphans' identities?
Ooh, ooh! I know! The answer is: Who gives a shit?
Especially when the African orphans' answer is "I would feel happy [to be adopted by anyone]... because I have no mother," and the argument against is that "The whole issue of intercultural adoption, whether a white child in a black family or a black child in a white family, is a very controversial one."
Yawn. Call me when you are worried about something that matters. In the meantime let's go ahead and let Madonna save some kid from starving.
And by the way, where was this concern when Angelina was adopting Asian babies? I hope she knows to give Maddox little red envelopes on Chinese New Year or his life will be immeasurably poorer.