“its use is misleading, de-humanizing and unfairly imposes a role upon adoptees. The word itself implies a kind of passivity or helplessness I find insulting. My background would make me a poor bridge as I can never quite reach from one side or the other.
More evidence of CNN’s random crappiness. “a female student in the audience asked Hilary Clinton which she prefers, diamonds or pearls” Turns out she had a real question but CNN told her not to ask it.
Great article. “Is it a bad word? Of course it is. As a culture, we’ve done everything possible to make sure of that, starting with a constantly perpetuated mindset that deems powerful women to be scary, angry and, of course, unfeminine”
“White privilege too often provides a convenient escape from the dangers of race activism. Thus, the question of whether white activists are truly prepared to abandon their white privilege is of huge importance to people of color.”