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Shattered Bonds The Color Of Child Welfare

9780465070596

Shattered Bonds The Color Of Child Welfare

  • ISBN 13:

    9780465070596

  • ISBN 10:

    0465070590

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/25/2002
  • Publisher: Civitas Books

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Summary

Shattered Bonds is a stirring account of a worsening American social crisis--the disproportionate representation of black children in the U.S. foster care system and its effects on black communities and the country as a whole. Tying the origins and impact of this disparity to racial injustice, Dorothy Roberts contends that child-welfare policy reflects a political choice to address startling rates of black child poverty by punishing parents instead of tackling poverty's societal roots. Using conversations with mothers battling the Chicago child-welfare system for custody of their children, along with national data, Roberts levels a powerful indictment of racial disparities in foster care and tells a moving story of the women and children who earn our respect in their fight to keep their families intact.

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