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.
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Imagine you’re having coffee with a curious friend who wants to learn more about becoming a foster parent. And being the good friend you are, you decide to share what you’ve learned. That’s where Jillana […]
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) came about because the federal government and states had a long history of treating Native American parents as unfit just by their being Indian. (America’s indigenous people refer to […]