Adoption in a Color-Blind Society

I’ve only read the introduction and I like it already.

Adoption in a Color Blind Society – From the back jacket:

Recent adoption policy changes are based on assumptions that race is no longer relevant and that if government officials and activists would just get out of the way, adoption would provide one means of eradicating the fixation on race and racism. Adoption in a Color-Blind Society examines adoption agency websites and chat room "race talk" to lay bare the lie of color-blind discourse and reveal that rather than eroding, the meaning of race is shifting. Drawing also on popular adoption literature and information in the public domain, the book argues that despite the current discourse of equity in contemporary adoption, African American children continue to be marginalized as bargain basement deals. The myth of color-blind individualism extends beyond the United States to the transnational marketplace of adoption, where children are simply another commodity in our new global reality.

Pamela Ann Quiroz is associate professor of Policy Studies and Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a research fellow at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

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