The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland
At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.
The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”
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the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.
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White couples that adopt non-white kids
If you’re getting mad at someone for adopting a parentless child and bringing that child into a loving home because their skin color doesn’t match then you need to take a good hard look at your priorities, evaluate your life, and ask yourself how you sunk this fucking low.
Okay … as someone of Korean background who was adopted by white parents, there is some validity in the OP’s statement. I don’t agree with the idea what white families should NEVER adopt a child of color, but they really, really need to learn what it entails.
The general thought is that being “color-blind” is the best route for the child. My parents took this path. It didn’t help. It made things worse. Because for as much as they loved and love me, as much as they saw and continue to see me as their daughter, the world saw me as “other.” The world saw and sees me as “foreigner,” “different,” “not belonging.” And their color-blind approach did not prepare me for any of that. So I spent most of my life having identity crises (still do) and never feeling like I fit in anywhere.
There’s also the risk of the White Savior Complex when it comes to adopting “poor, helpless children of color” who “would’ve had such a horrible life if it wasn’t for their white parents who swooped in and rescued them from their uncivilized, barbaric society that threw them away.” Unless you’ve gone through the overwhelming loss of country, culture, and identity, you don’t know what this feels like - to be taken from your HOME, where people look like you and smell familiar and sound familiar, to a place where you’ll always get comments on “how good your English is” (for the perceived perpetual foreigner). The severing of ties to one’s birth country is so hurtful and harmful, and the adoptive parents - white and otherwise - NEED to know how to handle this as the child grows. They don’t stay the cute little baby forever. They grow into children, teenagers, and eventually adults, and unless the parents are willing and able to help nurture that child along his/her journey to self-identity, the parents should be very seriously questioning their motives behind wanting to adopt. It’s not like buying a puppy or a kitten. You’re promising to take care of and raise another human being. And with that is great responsibility. Not everyone is up to that challenge.
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that’s true friendship
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an emotional roller coaster from start to finish
Relationships suck, you either get married or breakup
Or you can decide that marriage isn’t for you and live together as partners.