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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged ableism

Apr 19 '14
afrillisdark:

bankuei:

acceber74:

sasha-thumper:











4-Year Old U.S. Adoptee Killed by “Water Therapy”
[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, death] As his 4-year-old adopted daughter Cassandra lay dying, Richard Killpack blamed her condition on “emotional problems” and “a really bad case of RAD [Reactive Attachment Disorder]" in his 911 call.
Killpack and his wife Jenette had punished the child for sneaking sips of her sister’s drink by sitting her on a bar stool, tying her hands behind her back with the help of their biological daughter, and forcing her to drink a lethal amount of water.
EMTs found the child unconscious with distended belly and pink foam from her mouth. Medical examiners declared cause of death water intoxication, a condition in which over-abundance of water causes sodium levels in the body to drop, resulting in fatal swelling of the brain.
"I said, ‘You’ll have to go to Mom and do the drinking-water thing,’" the Killpacks’ biological daughter Heather said in a police interview. "She makes her drink ‘til she pukes."

The Killpacks insist they were using “water therapy” to cure their adopted child’s disorder, stating in TV appearances that under the rules set by attachment therapists, Cassandra had to ask for everything, including food and water, “to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her.”
Sources: CNN |ACT










I’m disgusted. And to top it off the parents’ names are “Killpack”, Jesus. 

Except you don’t get your children to you love you by having them beg for food and water.
What the fuck is wrong with these people???
ETA: The mother only served six years. The father was acquitted.  All because this four year old baby drank some of her [white] sister’s Kool-Aid. 
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/killpack-walks-free-after-six-years-in-prison/article_98cae908-515c-55f3-b040-9ee371e11fc6.html

the amount of incidents of horrific violence to adopted children of color… 

As a behavior therapist for autistic or other behavior problem kids…. When we want to prompt the kiddos to ask or say things. Like they want a drink. We hold the cup or cover it and look at them and say “have drink?” “Can I have some water?” “Juice?” (Depends on age) And say it enough until they repeat it. Once they repeat it they get the reward of having it. I understand the importance of negative reinforcement but I draw the line at abuse like this. It breaks my heart

Except Cassandra wasn’t autistic OR behaviorally challenged. She was simply adopted by violent shitheads who (like you) blithely conflate being adopted with “behavior problems.”
Your commentary is especially worthless and ableist in light of this. And your level of ignorance of the countless bio spawn child “experts” who feel the need to interject with irrelevant (and frankly suspect) bullshit to mitigate the literal child torture of adoptees doesn’t matter. You people are less than a dime a dozen, seriously.
I’m the OP, and you obviously have no awareness of how us international and transracial adoptees are so systemically gravely misdiagnosed as “behaviorally challenged,” “serial killers,” or the freaking Dark Lord. Sit down and shut your ignorant mouth. X

afrillisdark:

bankuei:

acceber74:

sasha-thumper:

4-Year Old U.S. Adoptee Killed by “Water Therapy”

[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, death] As his 4-year-old adopted daughter Cassandra lay dying, Richard Killpack blamed her condition on “emotional problems” and “a really bad case of RAD [Reactive Attachment Disorder]" in his 911 call.

Killpack and his wife Jenette had punished the child for sneaking sips of her sister’s drink by sitting her on a bar stool, tying her hands behind her back with the help of their biological daughter, and forcing her to drink a lethal amount of water.

EMTs found the child unconscious with distended belly and pink foam from her mouth. Medical examiners declared cause of death water intoxication, a condition in which over-abundance of water causes sodium levels in the body to drop, resulting in fatal swelling of the brain.

"I said, ‘You’ll have to go to Mom and do the drinking-water thing,’" the Killpacks’ biological daughter Heather said in a police interview. "She makes her drink ‘til she pukes."

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The Killpacks insist they were using “water therapy” to cure their adopted child’s disorder, stating in TV appearances that under the rules set by attachment therapists, Cassandra had to ask for everything, including food and water, “to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her.”

Sources: CNN |ACT

I’m disgusted. And to top it off the parents’ names are “Killpack”, Jesus. 

Except you don’t get your children to you love you by having them beg for food and water.

What the fuck is wrong with these people???

ETA: The mother only served six years. The father was acquitted.  All because this four year old baby drank some of her [white] sister’s Kool-Aid. 

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/killpack-walks-free-after-six-years-in-prison/article_98cae908-515c-55f3-b040-9ee371e11fc6.html

the amount of incidents of horrific violence to adopted children of color… 

As a behavior therapist for autistic or other behavior problem kids…. When we want to prompt the kiddos to ask or say things. Like they want a drink. We hold the cup or cover it and look at them and say “have drink?” “Can I have some water?” “Juice?” (Depends on age) And say it enough until they repeat it. Once they repeat it they get the reward of having it. I understand the importance of negative reinforcement but I draw the line at abuse like this. It breaks my heart

Except Cassandra wasn’t autistic OR behaviorally challenged. She was simply adopted by violent shitheads who (like you) blithely conflate being adopted with “behavior problems.”

Your commentary is especially worthless and ableist in light of this. And your level of ignorance of the countless bio spawn child “experts” who feel the need to interject with irrelevant (and frankly suspect) bullshit to mitigate the literal child torture of adoptees doesn’t matter. You people are less than a dime a dozen, seriously.

I’m the OP, and you obviously have no awareness of how us international and transracial adoptees are so systemically gravely misdiagnosed as “behaviorally challenged,” “serial killers,” or the freaking Dark Lord. Sit down and shut your ignorant mouth. X

Apr 2 '14
Mar 28 '14
Mar 20 '14
anarcho-queer:

Mississippi Judge Takes Baby Away From Mother, Says Lack Of English Would Cause ‘Developmental’ Problems
A federal judge has ruled that a case against two employees of Singing River Hospital and a state child welfare caseworker accused of unjustly separating a newborn baby from her mother may proceed – denying the defendants’ attempt to claim immunity for their actions
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Baltazar Cruz and her daughter. The mother – who speaks the indigenous Mexican language Chatino, limited Spanish and virtually no English – gave birth to her daughter at Singing River Hospital in November 2008. Two days later, the child was taken from her following allegations by a hospital employee who spoke only in Spanish to the mother.
They claimed she was undocumented, traded sex for housing and concluded she intended to give her child away. While she was at the hospital, her Chatino-speaking cousin tried to tell officials that she is actually employed at a Chinese restaurant, and did not in fact “admit” to allegations that she was involved in the sex trade. But a social services representatives who did not know her language nonetheless excluded her cousin from discussions between them.
After the state health department filed a “report of suspected abuse and neglect,” officials temporarily gave Baltazar Cruz’s baby to a couple who wanted to adopt a child, but were not licensed as foster parents, according to court documents. And at a court hearing that followed, Judge Sharon Sigalas agreed with the couple’s argument that the baby would have “developmental” problems because she would not communicate with the baby in English.
Baltazar Cruz was without her daughter for almost a year, and the court nearly terminated her parental rights.
It was only after a federal investigation of the case was initiated that the judge, prosecutor, and guardian ad litem all recused themselves from the case, claiming a new conflict of interest. The judge who replaced Sigalas granted Baltazar Cruz custody.
A federal judge ruled Friday that these officials could not now claim immunity from constitutional allegations against them, concluding, “This case is riddled with contradicting stories and potential indicia of misconduct.”

Yet another instance of abduction adoption employed as a tool of ethnocide against indigenous and brown peoples. #White Savior Industrial Complex
And if you think being branded as “disordered” simply for not speaking English or [insert adoptive Western language here] is wild bullshit, such racist ableism is actually quite common in the Western adoption industry. “Orphaned” kids are mass diagnosed with the disorder that in common parlance is referred to as “serial killer syndrome.”

anarcho-queer:

Mississippi Judge Takes Baby Away From Mother, Says Lack Of English Would Cause ‘Developmental’ Problems

A federal judge has ruled that a case against two employees of Singing River Hospital and a state child welfare caseworker accused of unjustly separating a newborn baby from her mother may proceed – denying the defendants’ attempt to claim immunity for their actions

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Baltazar Cruz and her daughter. The mother – who speaks the indigenous Mexican language Chatino, limited Spanish and virtually no English – gave birth to her daughter at Singing River Hospital in November 2008. Two days later, the child was taken from her following allegations by a hospital employee who spoke only in Spanish to the mother.

They claimed she was undocumented, traded sex for housing and concluded she intended to give her child away. While she was at the hospital, her Chatino-speaking cousin tried to tell officials that she is actually employed at a Chinese restaurant, and did not in fact “admit” to allegations that she was involved in the sex trade. But a social services representatives who did not know her language nonetheless excluded her cousin from discussions between them.

After the state health department filed a “report of suspected abuse and neglect,” officials temporarily gave Baltazar Cruz’s baby to a couple who wanted to adopt a child, but were not licensed as foster parents, according to court documents. And at a court hearing that followed, Judge Sharon Sigalas agreed with the couple’s argument that the baby would have “developmental” problems because she would not communicate with the baby in English.

Baltazar Cruz was without her daughter for almost a year, and the court nearly terminated her parental rights.

It was only after a federal investigation of the case was initiated that the judge, prosecutor, and guardian ad litem all recused themselves from the case, claiming a new conflict of interest. The judge who replaced Sigalas granted Baltazar Cruz custody.

A federal judge ruled Friday that these officials could not now claim immunity from constitutional allegations against them, concluding, “This case is riddled with contradicting stories and potential indicia of misconduct.”

Yet another instance of abduction adoption employed as a tool of ethnocide against indigenous and brown peoples. #White Savior Industrial Complex

And if you think being branded as “disordered” simply for not speaking English or [insert adoptive Western language here] is wild bullshit, such racist ableism is actually quite common in the Western adoption industry. “Orphaned” kids are mass diagnosed with the disorder that in common parlance is referred to as “serial killer syndrome.”

Mar 3 '14
"Every time a pregnancy is intervened upon to prevent disability, eugenics is operating. Every time someone is sterilized or administered birth control against their will or without their knowledge, eugenics is operating. Eugenics is insidious and pervasive and continues to be a threat to disabled people, especially racialized disabled people and/or disabled women."
A.J. Withers, Disability Politics and Theory (via earlgreyandarsenic)
Feb 24 '14

thursdayswithjeslyn:

madblackgirl:

white people can sympathize with rapists, mass murderers, psychopaths and cannibals but nah that dead black kid had it coming

That’s because you’re describing their ancestors/brethren. Of course they can sympathize with something they’re familiar with. 

(Source: blackfemalepresident)

Feb 12 '14
"

Disabled characters are written into stories for one reason: the disability. Do most people actually believe real disabled people spend our days obsessing about being cured? Or rhapsodizing about killing ourselves? Here is the truth: Disabled people barely ever even think about our disabilities. When we do think about them, it’s usually because we are dealing with an oppressive, systemic problem, such as employment discrimination. Can’t there ever be a disabled character in a book or film just because? Where the topic doesn’t ever come up? All sorts of interesting stories can be written about a disabled character, without the disability ever being mentioned. You know, just like real people.

The vast majority of writers who have used disabled characters in their work are not people with disabilities themselves. Because disabled people have been peripheral for centuries, we’ve been shut out of the artistic process since the beginning. As a result, the disabled characters we’re presented with usually fit one or more of the following stereotypes: Victim, Villain, Inspiration, Monster. And the disabled character’s storyline is generally resolved in one of a few ways: Cure, Death, Institutionalization.

"
Jan 13 '14

(Source: mh-things)

Jan 1 '14
Dec 31 '13

dadhomura:

psilentasincjelli:

"You won’t be happy until there’s a Black transgender autistic lesbian in a wheelchair on tv!"

See it’s funny because the people who say shit like this are the people who aren’t happy unless every protagonist is a white cisgender dyadic allistic neurotypical abled straight man.

We grow up being shown by the media that this is the “default,” and any departure from this form becomes an item on a list. People don’t notice the fact that the first list even exists because - especially if it’s a mold they fit, or mostly fit - they internalize it as a blank slate.

like do these people not realize that they are describe actual people

do they think that you can only be one or two things beside whatever the default(i.e., white, cis, able-bodied, etc) is? how does this type of thinking even work