Recently I went on a tear on Twitter where I railed:
Is cross racial adoption as much a taboo for Muslims as it is for non Muslims? http://tinyurl.com/atnmgfo evidently so!
Whose identity do adoption agencies fear will be lost; the adopted child or the State’s?
Where in Islam is institutional racism justified? I ask my Muslim friends but no one can give me an answer!
The cause of my ire which sent me spiraling out of control was this article during my daily consumption of news which I read on the web on a daily basis. What was written there was this one sentence tidbit,
“We also consider the race of the adopting family,” she said. “A black child who lives at the centre would go to a black Emirati family because we don’t want the child growing up completely different.”
….Muhammad’s (way of conducting affairs in society) says there is not supposed to be any difference between black and white, and where everything else is the same, I.e. religion, language AND nationality why would a Muslim country want to accentuate one of these man made obstructions……
MEPA (Multiethnic Placement Act) contains three major provisions affecting child welfare policy and practice:
- Prohibits agencies from refusing or delaying foster or adoptive placements because of a child’s or foster/adoptive parent’s race, color, or national origin
- Prohibits agencies from considering race, color, or national origin as a basis for denying approval as a foster or adoptive parent
- Requires agencies to diligently recruit a diverse base of foster and adoptive parents to better reflect the racial and ethnic makeup of children in out of home care
It’s interesting to see America, the great Satan as it was once called, teaching Islamic countries and the rest of the world lessons those countries should have learned at their inception and which still seem to elude them.