I've since been reminded of other examples of this horrible practice of destroying families right here in America.
And my fears that this is still going on despite Trump's alleged policy change were more than sustained by this excellent example of journalism by Kathryn Joyce in The Intercept. It does a superb job of analyzing this whole shameful tragedy that in the worst instances qualifies as a crime against humanity under international law.
Joyce does a much-needed job of separating what is, in truth, hysteria from what are justified concerns about real and likely future horrors.
This abomination is rooted in racism, both as a consequence of Trump's war on immigrants and his appeals to the worst in white America.
At the same time, I've had this nagging thought:
White Americans adopting little brown children.
Isn't that counter to the claim of racism?
Don't be fooled.
Do you really think that people willing to take advantage of Trump's criminal policy to steal a child for their own adoption are somehow qualified to raise a child different from their own ethnicity and culture?
Talk about compounding trauma.
Now matter how it may play out in right-wing churches, it's still arrogant racism at its worst.