Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Racial bias in foster care system

According to a recent article in The Chicago Tribune, a forum held at Brown University took a look at the racial bias in the U.S. foster care system. Black children currently account for about 1/3 children in foster care and studies have shown that Black parents are more likely to be reported for alleged neglect. While poverty and racism are often blamed for the disparity, speakers at the conference believe that the over-representation of minorities in the foster care system needs to be addressed.

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