Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Will the "taking" ever end???


This is so wrong on so many levels. I am just speechless about this right now -- U.S. Supreme Court reverses S.C. court in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, siding with James Island couple:
The opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, rules that assertions made by the South Carolina Supreme Court don't apply in the specific case of Adoptive Couple, saying that action by the S.C. court that resulted in Veronica being "taken, at the age of 27 months, from the only parents she had ever known" under the federal ICWA, "do not demand this result."

Writing for the Court, Alito says examination of the case using other provisions of the ICWA were inapplicable, and that an argument that the Capobianco's adoption was an attempt to "breakup" her birth father Dusten Brown's Native American family (as defined by the ICWA) is insubstantial since Brown "abandoned" Veronica before her birth.
So, white folk can still keep doing to Native-Americans what they've always done -- take their land, take their children and continue to slowly erase them from these alleged United States.{smdh} I just can't expound any further on this right now, I just can't.  But please read this incredibly truthful and moving piece by Dana Lone Hill over at The Intersection of Madness and Reality to get an idea of what I will say when I can -- "First Nations, White Privilege, & the Red Struggle."  This paragraph in particular, speaks passionately to what the sexist Alito and his lemmings have done with their lies and unbridled White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy today:
"In our very own land that we have ALWAYS occupied we have to fight, struggle, and reclaim our own very basic needs and rights. We are the only ethnic group who has a set of laws in place to keep our children with our own people because our children are targeted for foster care and years before boarding schools. Acts of genocide placing our children with other groups of people. We had to fight for the right to practice our own spirituality which we got in 1978. We had to buy our own stolen sacred land back." (all emphasis mine)
I'll write more later.

Continued: Preserving cultural identity in the face of institutionalized white supremacy: Another Home-going -- Pt. 1

Related:
- U.S. Supreme Court ruling -- Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
- Supreme Court says Native American child doesn’t have to be given to biological father

2 comments:

nomad said...

The Roberts court is really retrogressive, ain't it?

Hi, I just dropped by to say I finally say your comment at Ironymous from last week. For some reason it went to my spam box. Thanks for the advice on labels. I'm going to try it.

Deb said...

"he Roberts court is really retrogressive, ain't it?"

Yep, as it was intended.

Hope the labels thing works out!

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