Vox, “How the US Stole Thousands of Native Children”
Samantha Michaels, “She Never Hurt Her Kids. So Why Is a Mother Serving More Time Than the Man Who Abused Her Daughter?”
Mother Jones, “The Racist Law Targeting America’s Mothers”
Dorothy Roberts, Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families — And How Abolition Can Build a Safer World, “Rotten at the Root”
Dorothy Roberts, Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families — And How Abolition Can Build a Safer World, “The Foster-Industrial Complex”
Dorothy Roberts, “Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers”
Victoria Copeland and Maya Pendleton, “Surveillance of Black Families in the Family Policing System”
Erin Miles Cloud, “Toward the Abolition of the Foster Care System”
Robyn Maynard, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, “Destroying Black Families”
Theresa Beardall and Frank Edwards, “Abolition, Settler Colonialism, and the Persistent Threat of Indian Child Welfare”
Addie Rolnick, “Assimilation, Removal, Discipline, and Confinement: Native Girls and Government Intervention”
Gwendoline Alphonso, “Political Economic Roots of Coercion”
Roxanna Asgarian, “She Supported Her Child Being Trans. So the State Separated Them.”
Virginia Eubanks, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, “The Allegheny Algorithm”
J. Khadijah Abdurahman, "Birthing Predictions of Premature Death"
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