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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged transethnic

Apr 22 '14

flyingbuckleys:

i have made a post like this but here it goes *deep breath*: 

TRANSETHNICITY IS A REAL THING IN ADOPTION TERMS. 

it is when a child of one ethnicity is adopted by parents of another ethnicity.

white people just hijacked this term from adoptees and are using it for their racist motives. ‘transethnic’ is a real term. you’re just using it wrong. 

^Individuals who grasp this simple fact reaaaally shouldn’t be as rare as they are.

Apr 2 '14

quiltbagging asked:

But I was hoping you could point me towards transracial adoptee communities (forums or whatever) where I can read about peoples' experiences with these things. Also i would be very grateful any resources on decolonizing one's mind. I know you're not paid to do this so please don't feel obligated if none of this is inconvenient for you.

bastardplanet has covered every single issue & occurrence that every other adoptee/adoption reform org I’ve ever met (and I’ve run through MANY) either refuses to face or doesn’t know enough about. It’s also the most global community I’ve seen, great for us international bastards.

Of course, region specific communities can be great— there are a tonne of real life adoptee communities and meetups concentrated in different cities and regions all over the world, but I don’t know if you’re looking for RL groups?

Gazillion Voices is from the now inactive Land of Gazillion Adoptees. U.S.-based but not U.S.-centric. More of a publication than community/forum, but discussion is encouraged and often decent, sometimes helpful.

As for resources on decolonizing our minds, I don’t think one can do better than following fellow transracial and transethnic adoptees: fifthblackbird, amazing-how-you-love, indigoradix, dickensianwerewolf, and peaceshannon all put in glorious work and publish regularly.

On that note — not to toot my own horn, but this is literally my 7,000th post. Happy anniversary to me! X

Mar 29 '14
""Ethnic" whites are still white. White Jews are still white. So are white muslims. White privilege is white privilege is white privilege. You can experience anti-Semitism or xenophobia or religious persecution and still be white. Remember intersectionality?
Like it or not, you are excluded from or consumed into whiteness based on things that have little to do with your own personal racial identification or cultural heritage. That’s how whiteness operates. It consolidates its power by stretching to contain as many disparate people as possible, to make itself a false majority, and then it makes membership so attractive and otherness so abhorrant that the power structure upholds itself."

Ttssgg (via indigoradix)

This is why it is so crucial to distinguish between transracial adoption and transethnic adoption.

Transethnic adoptees experience the profound loss of heritage and erasure of identity, but they also benefit from white privilege in ways that transracial adoptees never can.

(via bastardplanet)

Mar 20 '14

March 19 2014

aerialklove:

It was St. Patricks Day. I asked my dad, because I like to pick with him, shouldnt you be celebrating? Your ancestors where Indian and Irish. My dad’s family had a small family reunion and traced back their ancestry and found that they had Irish and Indian in their family. That would explain the green eyes and nice hair. He said ” you have Irish in you too”. I hate when he does that. I say ” Dad I dont have Irish in my family” and he says ” but you’re my daughter” and I say ” Yeah but I’m not Irish” and he says ” you’re my daughter so you’re Irish.” I knew he was going to keep going so I gave in.

Ugh, it’s so gross when adoptive family members and bio spawn try to force us to identify one way or the other. It especially sucks when they do so at the expense of our birth heritage.

It should be obvious to even the most outside of onlookers, but it’s COMPLETELY up to the adoptee (and no one else) to choose whether or not to identify with our adoptive heritage.

Any adoptee who identifies with their adoptive heritage is right. Any adoptee who does NOT identify with their adoptive heritage is right.
More power to you either way. <3 X

Feb 6 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

"They were giving me drugs, Prozac and two other ones I didn’t know, which scared me because I didn’t even know what I was taking, and they just basically said, ‘Take this.’ If I didn’t take it they would physically restrain me and throw me in my room and not let me out until I wanted to take it”.-Former #Lakota foster child, remembering what S.D. DSS did to him at age 12. Watch his story:www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

lakotapeopleslawproject:

"They were giving me drugs, Prozac and two other ones I didn’t know, which scared me because I didn’t even know what I was taking, and they just basically said, ‘Take this.’ 

If I didn’t take it they would physically restrain me and throw me in my room and not let me out until I wanted to take it”.

-Former #Lakota foster child, remembering what S.D. DSS did to him at age 12. Watch his story:www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

Feb 4 '14

fifthblackbird:

white bio spawn have been even more obnoxious as of late

i had someone try to convince me that i’m not actually Indigenous since I was adopted out stolen from my nations, but that I also can’t claim my adoptive family’s heritage (Scottish) since i’m not actually related to them by blood

keep changing your views to erase my identity and existence as much as possible, yt ppl

"BUT WHY AREN’T YOU GRATEFUL"

Lol, I agree on the inexplicably increased levels of obnoxiousness… maybe something about the season stirs even more resentment in their narrow, mundane existences about us knowing and encompassing multiple worlds they can’t imagine. X

Feb 4 '14

inthepocketofherraincoat:

thepushyqueenofsluttown:

I’ve never heard the term “trans-ethnic” before I saw it tonight in a reblog of someone I follow, so I googled it and I’ve concluded…

"Trans-ethnic" is basically just a term for white people who are pretending to be POC/appropriating the culture of POC and then claiming they are oppressed because they are white people who are pretending to be and/or appropriating the culture of POC. Yes?

What. The. FUCK. is wrong with people?

I know this is an old post, but I couldn’t not say something. Transethnic is a legitimate term that has been co-opted by dickheads who attempt to make it mean something it doesn’t actually mean.

Transethnic is a term used by adoptees who are of one ethnicity and have been adopted/raised by people of a different ethnicity. That is it’s true meaning and correct context.

Transracial is another adoptee-related term that keeps getting co-opted by racists. It’s real - in the context of adoptees being raised by people of another race (99.99999% of times it’s POC adoptees raised by white people).

But, yes, transethnic and transracial are real things. Just not in the ways those gross people would have you believe.

More info found here: 

Transethnic FTW

Transethnic

Interracial Adoption

The Gathering of the First Generation of Adult Korean Adoptees: Adoptees’ Perceptions of International Adoption

Brand-X

Pro-tip: Transethnic adoptees who have been taken out of our birth communities and raised in white households are indeed ‘a thing’,despite white oppression-fetishizing fucks trying their damndest hijacking our terms.

Actually, just searching transethnic on Brand X’s blog will give a wealth of information.

Eee, class bastards all over the world are giving me such LIFE today — many thanks, inthepocketofherraincoat *doffs cap* X

And to OP: I get that your heart’s in the right place and you’re trying to take white folks to task for co-opting the oppression of POC, but what you are actually doing is propagating the erasure of POC (especially children of color) by white supremacists with your buying into their hijacked notion of transethnicity.

Cut it out plz.

Jan 21 '14

amazing-how-you-love:

thisisnotjapan:

labrownrecluse:

marfmellow:

subversiveparenting:

anarchisthousewife:

marfmellow:

Whiteness - White Parents of Children of Color RANT prt 1

shiitttttttt!! I love this girl wowwww. 

As a white parent to a biracial son whose father isn’t in the picture I Have struggled with how to approach the issue of WP. I wish I had someone to help me!

…AND since she brought it up I wish I had some help with his hair but I did find a good product for it eventually thru trial & error…But how does a white person appropriately seek such assistance irl?

you’re online right now - you could easily google black hair care - even youtube it and you’ll find mothers and aunties and people who have the hair your child has caring for theirs - for FREE. I get that it’s not easy without the parent who is a Person of Color to help you but it’s not impossible - it’s not fair that you have a blog but you can’t look up care for your child on the same wifi. 

And if you can adopt a child of color but can’t keep friends of color around that you can ask, maybe you should think about why you can only create relationships with poc that are dependent on you or around to give you “assistance” (aka The Help)

not to mention the fact that the foreign adoption industry CAUSES so many problems even within countries that are not what you would call “third world countries”.

the bolded

CLASS BASTARD APPROVED DRAGGING. X

I’m sick of how adoptive parents and would-be white saviors coming up to me and fellow fully grown transracial adoptees, expecting us to provide this AS IF THERE AREN’T ALREADY 473259898293 RESOURCES & TUTORIALS ON BLACK HAIR CARE BY POC FOR POC.

Transracial adoptees/foster kids are raised away from our birth communities by definition, so how the hell are we supposed to know this stuff, much less hand out advice about it?

But for white adoptive parents to acknowledge this would be to acknowledge their bullshit and set foot outside their little white savior fantasy world*.

Jan 18 '14
Jan 9 '14
"Hollywood has given gargantuan support to the idea of Whites invading non-white wombs, countries and continents under the guise of offering a better (white) life to children with melanin. Madonna, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Charlize Theron, Jane Fonda, Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman and a hoard of other White VIP Racist Suspects have fleeced non-white cradles across the globe. Common White foot soldiers have also colonized growing numbers of non-white children. Whites invest mightily in circulating the myth that they have non-whites’ best interest at heart. If this were true, they would contribute to the fortification of black and non-white families, so that no non-white child needs the charity of fertility-challenged Whites."

Gus T. Renegade, host of online radio program, The Context of White Supremacy, in recent blog post entitled, Melissa Harris-Perry: Transracial Adoption = White Abduction of Non-White Children (via codelens)

Actually, Hollywood is a mere drop in the bucket when it comes to fueling transracial adoption, international AND domestic.

Ugh, I really need to finish up that "Everything You Think You Know about the Global Orphan Crisis is Wrong" post, because of all the nonpartisan misconceptions about adoption, this is the biggest.

The REAL culprits behind transracial/ethnic adoption are geopolitical ethnocidal capitalist agendas that span literally over half a millennium, where the actual influencers driving up the child trafficking $30,000-$50,000 USD per “Third World orphan” demand are just average Christian conservatives and everyday liberal “multiculturalists.