Book: Split at the Root – A Memoir on Transracial Adoption

Catana Tully explores questions of race, adoption and identity, not as the professor of cultural studies that she became, but as the Black child of German settlers in Guatemala who called her their “little Moor.”

You can find the book on amazon: Split at the Root: A Memoir of Love and Lost Identity

Catana Tully is also an Adoption Couseling Expert–see more about her work at splitattheroot.com

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Video: Things People Say to Transracial Families

A couple years ago we shared a popular video series  making its way around the internet: Sh*t White Girls Say…To Black Girls Part 1, Sh*t White Girls Say…To Black Girls Part 2, Sh*t Mixed People Get. Today I ran across “@#$% People Say to Transracial Families”

Enjoy!

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Poem: I Am Invisible

I Am Invisible
~by Haley Thurman

I am invisible

I hate to be invisible

I am invisible

Do you think I am invisible?

I think you think I am invisible

You can’t see me

You can’t see Haley

I am a girl

I am biracial and half white

Is it the white in me you don’t like?

Is it my black that’s invisible to you?

I have brown hair and brown eyes

My lips are red

My shirt is yellow

But you don’t see me because I am invisible

Or are you blind?

This was originally on Oprah in November, 1999. Below is the video and interesting segment of being biracial in America (includes singer, Mariah Carey). Maybe we can get an update on Oprah’s #wherearetheynow.  I find it sad that there are still such negative comments written today…your thoughts?

Enjoy!

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Video: Transracial Adoption Interview – Huffington Post

Transracial Adoption Interview – Huffington Post

[Still trying to figure out how to put the video on the blog when it’s not coming from youtube…in the meantime, click the link above to watch]

This is a good discussion that needs to go much further. Great starting point!