The Clinton-Era Law that Still Devastates Black Families
by Dorothy E. Roberts
The Adoption and Safe Families Act mandated state intervention to protect children from neglect, but did nothing to ensure an economic and social safety net to mitigate hardship. The result, spurred by anti-Black tropes, was an acceleration of family breakup by state agencies.
SOURCE: Boston Review
In Praise of One-Size-Fits-All Social Policy
by Lawrence B. Glickman
"To call a vaccine mandate a constraint on an “intensely personal decision” is to obfuscate the fundamental reality that pandemics are intensely social."
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Work Requirements Would Undo A Signature Biden Accomplishment
by Molly Michelmore
An expanded Child Tax Credit would potentially reduce child poverty by 40%. Placing work requirements on the credit would harm children for the sake of the historic pattern of policing the line between the deserving and undeserving poor.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
Richard Nixon Bears Responsibility for the Pandemic’s Child-Care Crisis
by Anna K. Danziger Halperin
Today’s child-care crisis may have been fueled by the outbreak, but it is not new. It has been simmering below the surface for decades and can be traced back to President Richard M. Nixon’s 1971 veto of federally funded universal child care.
Sick Leave Provisions in the COVID Relief Bill Were Historic. That's the Problem.
by Vicki Shabo
It is well past time for lawmakers to provide permanent paid sick days protections, so that no one is forced to work sick, risk their paycheck or risk their job.
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