Enough Already

Enough Already
Dorothy Roberts is George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights.

Professor Dorothy Roberts details a particular assault on the African-American family. |

Via Slate Magazine /

"ASFA (Adoption and Safe Familes Act of 1997) was marketed using racist rhetoric that vilified impoverished Black mothers and demeaned their bonds with their children. Its passage was part of a legislative assault on government assistance to Black families that held out adoption as the solution to Black children’s hardships. I have investigated the harms the child welfare system inflicts on Black families for more than two decades and have witnessed how ASFA intensifies the system’s targeting of Black communities for disruption. It is time to repeal this destructive law." | Read the FULL ARTICLE at SLATE

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