Culture of Resistance

There is no way that the proportions of Black and Native American children in foster care would ever happen to white children[…] if child welfare systems removed 1 in 10 white children from their families as they have in many Black and Native American communities, the systems would be shut down.

Dorothy Roberts, author of Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare

Black children constitute only 17 percent of the youth population in the U.S, yet make up 42 percent of all children in foster care nationwide. [pdf source download]

There are also more Native American & First Nations children being removed from families of origin today than there were at the HEIGHT of the ‘residential schools’ system.

(via brandx)

(via thefetishistladym)

Source

Reblogged from BRAND X

Notes

  1. maidenlythug reblogged this from thebombasticbookman
  2. thebombasticbookman reblogged this from sanityscraps
  3. sociallyuncomfortable reblogged this from bankuei
  4. p-i-p-e-s reblogged this from sasha-thumper
  5. godsdammitk reblogged this from baapi-makwa
  6. sh4nq reblogged this from dellie-bird
  7. iraniandiaspora reblogged this from bankuei
  8. maggiemunkee reblogged this from gaywitchesforabortions
  9. germfree--adolescent reblogged this from khormaloo
  10. lovecraftianlove reblogged this from bankuei
  11. einsteinonthepeach reblogged this from gaywitchesforabortions
  12. feminismandshit reblogged this from feministbuffy
  13. blardenfrazifonochip reblogged this from gaywitchesforabortions
  14. gasponce reblogged this from gaywitchesforabortions
  15. dellie-bird reblogged this from feministbuffy
  16. thatcolorfulchic reblogged this from feministbuffy
  17. eco-feminist88 reblogged this from professorsparklepants
  18. angrypoliticalfluff reblogged this from gaywitchesforabortions
  19. livinginthewrongworld reblogged this from the---cat-is-called-hamish
  20. feministbuffy reblogged this from vegan-faery
  21. honky-dory reblogged this from gaywitchesforabortions
  22. fucktheboxes reblogged this from ladylaetitialade
  23. ladylaetitialade reblogged this from sanityscraps
  24. pillowthots reblogged this from baapi-makwa
  25. babblingbibliophibian reblogged this from veganbutt
  26. neive reblogged this from sanityscraps
  27. bellacanyounotte reblogged this from veganbutt
  28. bluhbluhthisbitch reblogged this from professorsparklepants
  29. laylamajandra reblogged this from gaywitchesforabortions