The Transracial Adoption Controversy: An Analysis of Discourse and Subordination


The debate over transracial adoption is alive and well. After two decades, this topic continues to generate spirited, heated exchanges between those who view transracial placements as positive for both the children and society as a whole and those who view them as injurious to Black children and Black communities.

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