Child Welfare System As Damaging As Slavery

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  1. karmashines

    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    States frequently separate families without adequate intervention

    Miami Gardens, FL (BlackNews.com) - Child welfare and family preservation expert Renee Michelle Harris believes the child welfare system in the U.S. today has lost sight of its true purpose and now inflicts more harm than help on the families it encounters. More importantly, the impact of the child welfare system on black families is horrendous; and the severity of the damage will not be felt for years to come.

    "What the system is allowed to do to black and poor families is a travesty," Harris said. "The rate at which parental rights are terminated and the flimsy reasons for doing so should sound a very loud alarm all across this country. If it were happening in more affluent neighborhoods, the system would be brought to its knees."

    http://www.blacknews.com/pr/childwelfare101.html
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They have been doing this for a long time.

    We can do something about it. It has to be challenged. I didn't get to read the link yet. I will I shall return and do so.
     
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    I think child protection agencies like DYFS overreact when dealing with black families (people), like many government agencies do. In many cases they remove children that need to remain with their parent(s).
     
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    The best way to fix this system is to get involved. My mother was a foster parent for many years and the children we got into our home, opened our eyes to many problems.

    I read somewhere that most foster parents are white and most kids in foster care are black. We need to get involved in these kids lives.
     
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    Deepvoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As long as kids are seen as possible income instead of just human beings its always going to be a problem.
     
  6. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is true young brother. When I had my 1st child, a family friend suggested my wife & I become foster parents because "they pay you a lot of money". I found the suggestion to be both sad & insulting! If I ever took in another child, money would not be my motivation for doing so.
     
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    you fine many that use these kids as piggy banks and not to love
    the system is set up this way and can damage these kids but great
    points made.
     
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