Developing Black Identity as a Transracial Adoptee

Kevin was born in Detroit in August 1967 two weeks after the riots that changed that city forever.  It was out of these amazing circumstances his life began. It is out of these experiences he tells his story; a story of struggle and joy,  pain and passion, and most of all hope. You can learn more about Kevin and his work, or invite him to your school or organization at

Your Challenge Invitation from Kevin

Pretend your best friend’s son was unjustly killed. How do you think you would help them?

Understand that as a community of color, when we see one of our own being killed, we take that as if they are part of us; they’re part of our family. I need you to see that and understand that.

Another thing I encourage them to do is if you truly believe that you’ve seen the inequalities in society and you want to help, then we ask that you join us in these protests or doing something to make a change.

And if you’re really, really, really committed to change, it means that you’ve got to go back and do the research and vote in a way that’s going to create the change that we need. So you need to go back and research locally the candidates who support things like prison reform and are against the horrible way that we treat immigrants.

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