"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.
Intro Contents Introduction: Facing the Racial Reality of Child Welfare PART ONE: Destroying Black Families in the Name of Child Protection 1 . The Color of America's Child Welfare System 2. The System's Inferior Treatment of Black Children 3. Tracing the Disparity to Black Child Poverty 4. Is Racism the Cause? 5. The System's Fundamental Flaw 6. A Racist Institution? PART TWO: The New Politics of Child Welfare 1. The Assault on Family Preservation 2. Why Family Preservation Fails 3. Is Adoption the Answer? 4. Welfare Reform: Ending Aid to Poor Children 5. Locking Up Parents and Children PART THREE: The System's Racial Harm 1. Protection of Family Rights 2. A Theory of Group-Based Harm Conclusion: Child Welfare and Social Justice Notes Acknowledgments Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.