Dorothy Roberts: Policing Poor Black Families

Recent cases of horrific child abuse have elicited widespread media attention. What the media coverage often misses is what these incidents reveal about a two-tiered child protection system that systemically surveils, punishes and destroys poor black families while ignoring abuses perpetrated in affluent white homes.

Dan’s guest is return guest Dorothy Roberts, who has closely studied the racism and poverty policing that pervades the child protection system.

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Topics: Criminal Justice Racism
Guests: Dorothy Roberts