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Are Reparations the Answer to Child Welfare Reform?

Are Reparations the Answer to Child Welfare Reform?

Social media, think-piece publications, and pop culture are abuzz with Ta-Nehsis Coates’s, “The Case for Reparations,” a long-brewing article published in this month’s The Atlantic. And rightly so. His poignant account of the devastating effects of two-hundred and fifty years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of segregation, and thirty-five years of state-sanctioned red-lining exposes the root causes of racial disparity in child welfare. Although Coates doesn’t explicitly draw a line connecting racism to the removal of

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