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Negotiating Race And Racial Inequality In Family Court

Tonya L. Brito, David J. Pate Jr., and Jia-Hui Stefanie Wong

This article examines how court officials and low-income noncustodial fathers who are African American negotiate race and racial inequality in family court. These noncustodial fathers are behind on paying child support and are at risk of incarceration for nonpayment. However, many of them face substantial barriers to finding jobs that would give them the means to pay, including racial disparities in the labor market.

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