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Torn Apart How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families--and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World

9781541675445

Torn Apart How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families--and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World

  • ISBN 13:

    9781541675445

  • ISBN 10:

    1541675444

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/05/2022
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

An award-winning scholar exposes the foundational racism of the child welfare system and calls for radical change 
 
Many believe the child welfare system protects children from abuse. But as Torn Apart uncovers, this system is designed to punish Black families. Drawing on decades of research, legal scholar and sociologist Dorothy Roberts reveals that the child welfare system is better understood as a “family policing system” that collaborates with law enforcement and prisons to oppress Black communities. Child protection investigations ensnare a majority of Black children, putting their families under intense state surveillance and regulation. Black children are disproportionately likely to be torn from their families and placed in foster care, driving many to juvenile detention and imprisonment. 
 
The only way to stop the destruction caused by family policing, Torn Apart argues, is to abolish the child welfare system and liberate Black communities. 

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