I have been thinking about the ask that I received this morning and I just want to clarify something. The concepts of being transethnic and transracial were first used by adoptees (sometimes they refer to themselves as “abductees”, which I fully support and want to apologize if I offend anyone by my use of the term “adoptee”). Many times, these adoptees are PoC who were adopted by white parents and they grew up navigating a very complex world. I do not want to speak for them, as they deserve to have their own voices heard, so I will just say this: I completely support their use of the terms “transracial” and “transethnic”. And I think it is disgustingly, horribly racist and erasing that it has been co-opted by bored white kids who ~feel~ like their ~souls~ are a different race. Way to go, white kids. You just marginalized and erased a group that, hey, wouldn’t you know it, is already marginalized and erased. Way to be. Just throwing that out there.