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The racial geography of child welfare: toward a new research paradigm.

  title={The racial geography of child welfare: toward a new research paradigm.},
  author={Dorothy E. Roberts},
  journal={Child welfare},
  volume={87 2},
This article examines the community-level impact of concentrated child welfare agency involvement in African American neighborhoods. Based on interviews of 25 African American women in a Chicago neighborhood, the study found that residents were aware of intense agency involvement in their neighborhood and identified profound effects on social relationships including interference with parental authority, damage to children's ability to form social relationships, and distrust among neighbors. The… 
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