Picture it: White life for the orphans
SAH house-hags like me who watch HGTV know there is a new show that features a new special Disney promotion. Chosen families are given a yard-re-do, all in over-the-top Disney fashion.
Last week, the lucky chosen family happened to have 6 saved orphans from Ethiopia. The adopting couple is/was as white and Christian as can be. Typical TV promotion if ever I saw one. [See: Backyard Safari ]
My question is, if adopters are going to try to maintain a foreign child's culture, how is the uber white American going to celebrate holidays, like Christmas, if the born-again orphans come from a places like Ethiopia? Will the males of the family ride on horseback and throw ceremonial lances at each other, like they do in yeferas guks? To show heritage pride, are parents of Guatemalan children supposed to build Mayan warfare? When teaching spirtuality and religion, are parents of Korean children supposed to follow Confucianism?
Just how far do American adopters have to go to prove they are not white and not racist, after they adopt children from a different race and culture? What traditions can stay, and what traditions need to go when adopting the foreign-born child?