Adoptive parents – be sure to check YOUR parent’s racism

How nice for Angelina. I wonder how Grandpa Jon feels about his rainbow-colored grandchildren. No wonder she avoids him.

We, as parents, are well aware of the importance of our teachers who teach and program our children. We also know how important it is for our children to play with good-thinking children growing up. Sen. Barack Obama has grown up with the teaching of very angry, militant white and black people – the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers and Rev. Michael Pfleger. We cannot say we are not affected by teachers who are militant and angry. We know too well that we become like them, and Mr.
Obama will run this country in their mindset…

quoted from his op/ed in the Washington Times. Thanks to Disgrasian for the tip.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

3 thoughts

  1. I heard Grandpa Jon comment a few months back about her latest adoption/pregnancy that Angelina needs counseling and that he hopes she gets the help she needs. It’s too bad because I used to think Jon V. was a fine actor but his antagonism and just plain meanness toward Angelina has turned me off. She is right to avoid him and surround herself with love and support. She seems to have a lot of love to give.

  2. I have long since decided that my children will never spend time with some members of my family – not because they have ever directly expressed anything that could hurt my children, but because I know they are capable of it.
    This isn’t an issue for me at all.
    Speaking of fathers, mine surprised me when he met my older son by speaking to him in Korean. My father and I are not close, but I always respected that he pointedly taught me to shun racism despite our differences on most other things.
    I eventually realized that there is an effect that war had on him that he will never overcome. And this had something to do with his behavior when he met my son. I can forgive that, but he will likely never see them again.
    A friend once commented that he was shocked that I would “give up” much of my family. My reply was to tell him how my four year old tells me that he worries that his birth mom has found other kids to be with instead of him.
    I guess I wish my kids had more extended family. It would be really nice if that consisted of their birth family.

  3. Isn’t the Washington Times the newspaper owned by Reverend Moon, the “King of Peace,” in order to propagandize for right-wing causes?
    There’s some useful information about him here:
    Disgrasian’s post on this that you nodded to ends by saying, “Brother, please. Leave the preaching to the Reverends.”
    But Moon is not a Reverend that I’d like to leave anything to. (Not that I think Disgracian was referring to that Reverend in particular.)

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