"It is assumed that there are no special problems, or emotional or psychological costs in being a non-white adoptee in a white adoptive family and living in a predominantly white environment. Consequently, assimilation becomes the ideal as the adoptee is stripped of name, language, religion and culture, only retaining a fetishised non-white body, while the bonds to the biological family and the country of origin are cut off."
Tobias Hubinette, “Adopted Koreans and the development of identity in the ‘third space’” (2004)
“only retaining a fetishised non-white body” …and then put in environments where those non-white bodies are fetishised and consumed!!! not dangerous at all, right? is it a coincidence that i know so many korean adoptees that have been molested or subjected to sexual assault both in their families and in their communities? where we internalize the fetishisation of asian women and even commodify ourselves?