I’ve been thinking a lot about the general lack of response to our claim that our culture, language, and identity have been destroyed, and by the willful replacement of this with “culture” and “heritage” camps and the like. This was touched on in the item Neo-colonialism: APs on the front lines of Empire, but I’ve since expanded on this in a response to a fellow adoptee who is the “reverse” of many of us, adopted as a “white” child into an “ethnic” family. I’ve always regretted that my adoptive family showed little in the way of interest in their cultural background except as that fit into the national mythology of immigration and assimilation. Are there any TREs who have experienced the reverse? Meaning, in any way were educated about their adoptive cultural roots such that these were expressed in a manner resistant to the dominant model?