"He wouldn’t [believe you]," Matilda said. "And the reason is obvious. Your story would sound too ridiculous to be believed. And that is the Trunchbull’s great secret." "What is?" Lavender asked. Matilda said, “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable. No parent is going to believe this pigtail story, not in a million years. Mine wouldn’t. They’d call me a liar.” (11.4-6)
SMH for whoever wrote Scott Fujita's Wikipedia bio. "Although Fujita's last name is Japanese, he is Caucasian, and he is the adopted son of Rodney Fujita, who is Japanese-American, and his wife Helen, who is Caucasian" Really? He's entirely white now? Why do people feel it is necessary to do this?
I hope someone can change that, it’s a really bad sentence.
use of “Caucasian” to mean white
implying that adoptive relationships are not “real” and policing adopted people’s identities
As far as I’m concerned, Scott Fujita is racially white and ethnically Japanese-American, and from what I can tell he identifies that way. He’d be just as Japanese-American whether he was adopted or born into a Japanese-American family.