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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.
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
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.
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
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 outstolen 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
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:
“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.
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.”
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