Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kyuuketsukirui - LibraryThing
This is an excellent analysis of the US child welfare system and how ridiculously broken it is. While the general view of foster care is that children are only taken from their families when they are ... Read full review
Review: Shattered Bonds: The Color Of Child WelfareUser Review - Quin Rich - Goodreads
In this gripping account of the racial injustices perpetuated by the child welfare system, Roberts powerfully argues for a transformation of child welfare policy from its current punative, "rescue ... Read full review
Facing the Racial Reality of Child Welfare
THE COLOR OF AMERICAS CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM
THE SYSTEMS INFERIOR TREATMENT OF BLACK CHILDREN
TRACING THE DISPARITY TO BLACK CHILD POVERTY
Is RACISM THE CAUSE?
THE SYSTEMS FUNDAMENTAL FLAW
A RACIST INSTITUTION?
THE ASSAULT ON FAMILY PRESERVATION
WELFARE REFORM ENDING AID TO POOR CHILDREN
LOCKING UP PARENTS AND CHILDREN
PROTECTION OF FAMILY RIGHTS
A THEORY OF GROUPBASED HARM
CHILD WELFARE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
WHY FAMILY PRESERVATION FAILS
Is ADOPTION THE ANSWER?