Racial Bias in American Foster Care: The National Debate

Tanya A. Cooper, Marquette Law Review

Professionals in the foster care system routinely contend that Native American and African American children are the most at-risk for child abuse and neglect, a presumption currently reflected in the system.  Based on this belief, the system removes these children from their families at rates higher than children of any other race. Whether this disproportionate representation in foster care of African American and Native American minorities is justified or biased is the question in the ongoing national debate.

Link to a pdf on the Marquette Law Review website.