Indian Child Welfare Act + Baby Veronica + White People

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I was combing through e-mails and caught this story on a 2-year-old Cherokee girl who was taken back by her "birth father" on CNN (catch up on an older news story here) and while I'm all for kids having happy homes who don't have parents, and if that means they have to go with White People - so be it - if there's a chance that a parent - and a parent of color - comes out and claims their child - you just can't ignore that.

But what's even more interesting to me is that the news coverage has been all about the adoptive White Parents with the thought of "We all need to think about what's best for the child" with the overal idea that what's best is most likely the White People.

Just find that interesting...and a little appalling.