Boycott Business: A Nike ad campaign featuring the athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick prompted viral backlash, including a #BoycottNike hashtag. Yet the boycotters' actions have served mainly to elevate Nike's brand—reinforcing the business choices that likely motivated the campaign in the first place. More worryingly, Alex Wagner argues, the boycott illustrates a troubling form of rage that has spread across partisan lines.
There are three fundamental, complicating truths about adoption. First, every single adoption begins with profound loss … Second, the demographics of those in need of loving homes do not precisely match the demographics of those seeking a new child. Adoptive parents are disproportionately white. Adopted children are not … Third, American culture has long been obsessed with questions of race and identity.
Combine these three truths and you will not only begin to understand the challenge of adoption, you'll also gain insight into a darkness in American culture, a darkness that scorns even the bond between parent and child. I know this firsthand. Amid the stories of adoption in America is the story of my family—the story of my youngest daughter.
I would like for my daughter to grow up with a sibling, as I think it is a special relationship. I have loved being a mother, and would love to do pregnancy again and have another baby. I don't want to compromise my marriage because of this, ending up with another child and a resentful husband. However, I don't want to feel resentful myself if we don't have another …
How do you recommend I make my case for another child? Or do I need to resign myself to being a mom of one?
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