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Shattered Bonds
     

Shattered Bonds

by Dorothy Roberts
 

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ISBN-10: 0465070590

ISBN-13: 9780465070596

Pub. Date: 01/07/2003

Publisher: Basic Books


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465070596
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/07/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
881,442
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.91(d)

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