Empowering Children of Color Who Face Racism

White parents who adopted transracially do not have the experience of feeling vulnerable or targeted based on race, so saying "I know how you feel" isn't right—but silence is also not the answer. Adoptees and experts discuss how parents should be preparing their children, speaking out, and taking action.

A transracially adopted African-American teenager who feels supported and racially empowered

White parents do not have the experience of feeling vulnerable or targeted based on race, so telling a transracially adopted child “I know how you feel” isn’t right—but silence is also not the answer. Adoptees and experts discuss how parents should speak out and take action.

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