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.
By Salena Burden You are not alone. There are hundreds of families around you, thousands of families across the United States and worldwide that are searching for the same thing you are. They are looking […]
by Richard J. Gelles Oxford University Press, 2017, ISBN: 978-0-19-061801-8, 186 pages, $27.95 I was excited to get my copy of Richard Gelles’ widely awaited new book, “Out of Harm’s Way.” Gelles is one of […]
by Katie Biron Forget the unicorns and rainbows. Let’s embrace the messiness of real life. Relationships are messy. Yes, they are a beautiful part of the human experience, when we come together, share joy and […]