What’s often touted as Asian privilege is racist participation. Upholding White supremacy is not a privilege but a crime that sometimes rewards us.
How a Japanese internment camp survivor unexpectedly validated my Korean adoptee pain.
Practicing Radical Acceptance we let go of the idea that it’s our job to prove our worth as humans; to change who we are, or how we’re perceived.
Some like to pretend light-skinned East Asians are The Other White Meat, and we’re supposed to happily act out the facade. In truth, Asians in the West have little political power, the greatest income gap, and have always been targets for under-reported social violence.
Dying alone is a fear shared by many during the influx of COVID-19. But for adoptees like me, it circles back to an anxiety woven into my fabric when I was born.
There’s a certain type of White folk who refer to themselves as the Good Ones. Those words are tossed on like a cape meant to magically conceal and absolve racism.
Asian Women, Sexual Violence, and Adoption.
Like many transracial adoptees with White parents, I was raised in racial isolation, which caused me to have a fractured identity, experiencing racial confusion and internal bias.
Women are conditioned from a young age how to think, feel, and be—from our families, the media, and society at large. Minority women are blessed with another layer of that, with race-specific rules. Adoptees get yet another.
For many us, our adoption experiences are key components of our identities. Non-adopted people often take pride in their heritage and ancestry. Since so many adoptees lack the information that should be rightfully ours, there’s a tendency to cling to what we have. I’m one of those adoptees.