Yesterday, I was sent a video by comedy group Second City. In it, they spoof an adoption infomercial and encourage viewers to adopt “real black babies.”
The clip pokes fun at the “trend” of adopting babies from Africa and Asia, and encourages couples to overcome their fears and consider adopting American black babies.
The video is….interesting.
And while I know it’s supposed to be satirical, I didn’t laugh once. The issues touched on in the clip–“scary black men,” African babies coming with “baggage,” and the fact that so many African American children do need a home–prevented me from enjoying the video. But maybe I’m just too serious.
Take a look and let us know what you think!