As reported by Mail Online UK News, Martin Narey, outgoing head of a UK charity for children, asserts that prejudice among social workers and local authorities has resulted in an appalling disparity between adoptions of White and non-White children. According to Education Department figures, 2,700 White children were adopted against 410 mixed-race children and 90 Black children; this out of 64,000 UK children in government care. (source) (more…)
Whites Adopting Mixed and Non-White Children – Is Being in a Loving Home Enough or Does Race Matter?
indieWIRE recently profiled a 2011 Sundance film titled “Family Portrait in Black and White.” The film is set in a Ukrainian village and features Olga Nenya, a Ukranian woman who raises 23 foster children. 16 of the children are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women.
The Sundance Institute describes Olga’s character as “loving and protective, but also narrow-minded and controlling. A product of communist ideology, she favors collective duty over individual freedom. It’s this philosophy that gives the orphans the rich sense of belonging they ache for, as well as cause for rebellion and distrust, in this lyrical, sometimes gut-wrenching tale about the meaning of “Mama,” “family,” and “nation.”” See the full indieWIRE feature by clicking here.