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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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"This is the untold story behind the horror stories and the headlines. Everyone who cares about children should read this eye-opening, powerfully argued book."--Katha Pollitt, The Nation

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"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.

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Dorothy Roberts is a professor at Northwestern University School of Law and a fellow at the university's Institute for Policy Research. She lives with her family in Evanston, Illinois.

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ISBN:
9780465070596
Author:
Roberts, Dorothy E.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Roberts, Dorothy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Child welfare
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Foster children
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
Social work with African American children
Subject:
Racism in social services
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Child welfare -- United States.
Subject:
Foster children -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2000-11
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17.5 oz

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