“We taught you about your culture….we did our best.” Here and Now Episode 6+7 and the scenes to focus on if you are an adoptive parent with kids of color.

Lifting Taboos

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Today I wanted to combine two different episodes from Here and Now. If you have been following along, you will notice how each episode (starting with the first one) summarizes and then analyzes what went on. It also includes some extensions where I make personal connections to the material being presented.

In these next two episodes, I’ve spent toms time thinking through what they mean to me as a black, Haitian adoptee.

Episode 6; Fight, Death

The complexities of this episode are numerous. Listen to the conversation between Ashley and her mother at 15:23. Ashley is confronting her mother about the time she didn’t stand up for people of color who were being bullied. Focus on Ashley’s tone and how she needed to get her point across about her mother being focused on a country, instead of the whole child/adult. I think this conversation is very important because I see…

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