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View Diary: Philly Case Workers Fired for Placing a Black Child With a White Couple (24 comments)

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    You don't need to write "black child" because a suitable home for any child would include the criteria you mention. In the context of this story it's unfair to suggest even in the slightest that the couple would not have provided a suitable environment for a child of a different race.

    •  I needed to write black child because I was (1+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe

      talking about what my wife and I often discuss....and that is it.  My wife is extremely sensitive to all races and religions, but being AA herself, and knowing her peoples' history in this country, often bristles at the notion of other races and white women having struggled to the degree that AA's have.  That is her opinion, and I take it strongly, while forming my own.

      I am not suggesting that they would not have provided a suitable environment.  I am merely trying to state that my own wife felt that woman's answer revealed a good heart, but the need for some education....which we feel she would have gotten, BECAUSE she has a good heart and wants what is best for the child.

      This topic is not something to be brushed over quickly and indelicately, and that is exactly what the outcome was in this case.

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      by Floyd Blue on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:03:22 AM PDT

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      •  My problem with this is that everyone is assuming (2+ / 0-)
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        Kevskos, ExpatGirl

        that raising the child 'the same way' precludes providing that child with a sense of their cultural heritage,.

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        by MRA NY on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:17:45 AM PDT

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