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File This Under “White Guy Privilege,” aka, Dwyatt Gant of Children’s Hope International, did you really think that LGA would let you off the hook so easily?

Telling two brown dude adoptees that they have “unearned arrogance” because they haven’t been in adoption as long as you and people like you?  Check.  Calling “offensive” and “somewhat childish” the very act of two brown dude adoptees expressing their opinions (backed up by professional expertise and personal experiences) in a direct and confrontational tone?  Check.  Insinuating that you and people like you are more “serious” and “dedicated” than the two brown dude adoptees who have spent much of their adult lives advocating for adoptees and adoption reform?  Check.  Minimizing the BAs, MA, and PhD degrees of two brown dude adoptees by labeling them “troubled tweeters” and “populist pseudo academics” (whatever that means)?  Check.  Having the arrogance to declare to everyone that you somehow know the intentions of a higher power through statements such as, “God has wonderfully blessed us and allowed us to be in the very forefront of international adoption”?  (source)  Check.  Believing that somehow you’re in a place to lecture two brown dude adoptees even though your adoption agency has had problems in the past?  Priceless.

P.S. It’s great talking with you again, dear reader 😉

2 Comments on File This Under “White Guy Privilege,” aka, Dwyatt Gant of Children’s Hope International, did you really think that LGA would let you off the hook so easily?

  1. Do you have links to his comments? This is so furorustrating, who does he think he is to tell people who are adoption how they/we fee-fee?

    • He actually said all of this in an email, joy21. It’s not worth posting in full; what I’ve said about the email pretty much covers all of the, ah, not-so-kind words…

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