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MEMORANDUM ON LEGISLATION REGARDING THE ENTRY OF MIXED-BLOOD ORPHANS INTO THE UNITED STATES FOR ADOPTION

PEARL S. BUCK
AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(2):200-201. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030030094015.
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To the Editor:—The most needy children in the world today are some thousands of mixed-blood orphans left behind by Occupation forces in Korea, Japan, and Okinawa. Their numbers are unknown, and they are still being born. The onus of being the children of conquerors lies heavily upon their innocent shoulders. The onus of being half-white lies still more heavily. They are discriminated against in countries already poor and overpopulated. In cultures where it is difficult, if not impossible, to find jobs except under the sponsorship of family, they will have no families to help them as they reach adolescence.

Yet to their plight the American public has remained indifferent, although most of them are fathered by American men. As these children grow into displaced adults it is all but inevitable that they will become centers of rebellion and revolution. Their hatred will turn inevitably to those who have brought

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