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US: The Fight for Racial Equity in Child Welfare Continues (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – June 29, 2017
While some will argue about whether racial disproportionality is a function of poverty or implicit racial bias, there should be a shared sense of urgency around the disparities that occur after youth are placed in the child welfare system’s custody. Children of color are less likely to return home to their families, more likely to age out of care, and are disproportionately placed in congregate care facilities.