No Coincidence: Black Family Separations Then and Now


The family policing system currently separates over 200,000 children from their families annually.  Black children make up a disproportionate amount of those who experience family separations. Many of these children will never be reunited with their families due to their parents’ loss of parental rights. The family policing system, year after year, with little public knowledge or examination, perpetually tears apart Black families. This happens because the separation of Black families at the hands of the state has been normalized—a normalization that results from a societal refusal to acknowledge and reckon with a history of slavery, settler colonialism, and genocide