To Eliminate Racial Bias, Child Welfare Breakthrough Tells us to Try Colorblindness
This story was published in partnership with the magazine Washington Monthly. A few times a month, in an unmarked white office building on Long Island, a group of Nassau County government employees discuss which children they should separate from their parents.
Child Welfare is Not Exempt from Structural Racism and Implicit Bias
Social workers and social scientists have a duty to educate, clarify and raise consciousness when empirically unfounded conclusions that can be harmful to marginalized populations are promoted as fact. Some may read Naomi Schafer Riley’s blog for the American Enterprise Institute – No, The Child Welfare System Isn’t Racist – and deem it as just another piece written from a shortsighted perspective steeped in white privilege.