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Shattered Bonds : Color of Child Welfare

Shattered Bonds : Color of Child Welfare - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465070596

Cover of Shattered Bonds : Color of Child Welfare 02 (ISBN 978-0465070596)
ISBN13: 978-0465070596
ISBN10: 0465070590
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

List price: $17.50

Shattered Bonds : Color of Child Welfare - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465070596

Dorothy Roberts

ISBN13: 978-0465070596
ISBN10: 0465070590
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Roberts, Dorothy : Northwestern University School of Law

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.