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Why Romney adoption jokes hurt
CNN, by April Dinwoodie

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/1/2014 4:27:31 AM

Yet again, politics and race got mixed up together today, and this time with an added bonus -- adoption. In a segment on her MSNBC show, host Melissa Harris-Perry highlighted Mitt Romney´s family photo, in which the former GOP presidential candidate held his newly adopted African-American grandson on his knee. She encouraged her panel to "caption that" picture. What followed was unfortunate, thoughtless commentary from the panel. (One of the panelists, Dean Obeidallah, appears on CNN shows and writes op-eds for CNN.com.) The exchange was a cold reminder of us of just how easy it is to flippantly do harm, and also

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fordtran, 1/1/2014 6:05:29 AM     (No. 9675096)

May God bless all adoptive parents and families.
Would Melissa Harris-Perry have preferred the Romney family exclude their newest family from the photo?
Skank journalism at it´s worst.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: IfUAskMe, 1/1/2014 10:01:17 AM     (No. 9675351)

I seem to remember "mixed race" photos which feature a young Barack Obama. Maybe CNN would like to have a little fun with them. NOT!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/1/2014 11:13:19 AM     (No. 9675452)

April, of course, fails to mention that the entire MSDNC panel were leftists.

It is blacks who are against "transracial" adoption, not whites. As another Ldotter asked the other day - have you ever known of a black family adopting a white child?

My adopted daughter is part Mexican. We never made an issue of it and neither did she.

If the left focused on people as individuals instead of lumping them into groups to be exploited, the comments at MSDNC would never have been made.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/1/2014 11:48:54 AM     (No. 9675518)

So far, all the apologies over this say "we weren´t targeting the child."

No, you didn´t taget the child. You used the child as the hook to hang your little jokes on.

You made that child´s sweet, innocent face the one that people will associate with your jokes.

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