|Wed, May 12, 2010 at 11:41 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Madonna adopts a black baby. Brad Pitt, Angela Jolie adopt a black baby, Sandra Bullock adopts a black baby. At face value this looks great but my conspiracy side is skeptical.
My first thought is to thank you for helping pull these kids out of foster care and adoptions services. There are so many African Americans babies and children in the system that need new parents and the fact that there are studies that show African Americans in the system are often overlooked makes these adoptions special. (Click to read article.) After all, you could have gotten a Russian or Chinese kid.
My conspiracy side however thinks, "Oh God. White folks have found a new fashion statement." Forget Jimmy Choo. Everyone has a pair. Mercedes, that's passé. No longer is the Hermès bag de rigueur. "WOW!!! Look at me. I have a black baby. You don't. Nah, Nah Na Nah Nah".
Remember the movie "Get Shorty" where John Travolta plays the character Chili Palmer. He reluctantly agrees to drive an Oldsmobile Silhouette after his rental car service mistakenly delivers it to him instead of the Cadillac he ordered. He convinces Martin Weir (Danny Devito) that it's the best sh!t since sliced bread.
"Martin Weir: "Hey Chili, is this your ride?" Chili Palmer: "Yeh Yeh, I like to sit up high, check everything out. I mean it is the Cadillac of minivans." The next day every actor on the set has an Oldsmobile Silhouette. Every time I see an actor or actress adopt an African American baby I immediately flash to this scene and hear "Yeh Yeh. I like their full lips and shiny brown skin. I mean they are the Cadillac of little babies". Are we looking at the latest fad to hit Hollywood? It's not hard to fathom.
I wonder if they get these kids because it's the only way they can legally own a black person. Remember slavery wasn't about manipulation of the adults only. Mind control starts with the BABY. What better way to own your own plantation than to do it legally by adopting black babies.
But then my rational thought process returns and I think that maybe these kids could be better off. They have new parents that love them. The parents have tons of money which means they can have the best education, health care, shelter. The odds of them going into a poverty stricken lifestyle have all but been eliminated. In theory, the new life means that the adopted children will have children that have a better life as well, and the poverty cycle for them is broken, but I am still skeptical of the adopter's motives.
I remember the TV show Diff'rent Strokes and I remember the premise of this show was a black woman who cleaned a rich white man's house dies. Her two poor orphaned black kids are then adopted by the same rich white man.
There was another show called Webster. The show