We’ve been getting all kinds of pingbacks since this Huffington Post piece came out–it references an old LIE article on racial preference in adoption:
Why are so many celebrities adopting black babies? [Huffington Post]
In the last month, both Charlize Theron and Jillian Michaels went public with the news of adding to their family through adoption. In both cases, their new additions are black children, which has sparked a flurry of Internet commenters to question the “trend” of white celebrities adopting black babies. This conversation has become a predictable subject every time a celebrity adopts a child of color. It usually takes a cynical tone, as if black children are a fashionable accessory… this year’s Manolo Blahniks. Frankly, I’m a little weary of the scrutiny, and of the idea that transracial adoption is merely a trend. I’m going to attempt to answer that question, and then I’m going to suggest some more relevant questions we should be asking about race and adoption.
From Democracy Now, a report on Sunday’s silent march to protest the NYPD’s “stop-and-frisk” policies:
Petition to Boy Scout board leader to end discrimination against gay scouts and leaders [Change.org]
Jennifer Tyrell was told a couple of months ago that she could no longer lead her son’s Cub Scout troop because she’s gay. A petition she started garnered nearly 300,000 signatures, and for the first time, the Boy Scouts are considering allowing openly gay scouts and leaders.
Tyrell has started a new petition to one of the most prominent members of the Boy Scouts board: AT&T’s CEO, Randall Stephenson. The petition urges Stephenson to support the resolution to allow openly gay scouts and leaders.