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Who Should Adopt Our Children?
Essence (1998)
  • Ruth-Arlene W. Howe, Boston College Law School
  • Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School

Is transracial adoption a form of "cultural genocide," as the National Association of Black Social Workers once claimed, or is it a healthy, hopeful solution for children trapped in a dysfunctional foster-care system? In this ESSENCE Dialogue, law professors Ruth-Arlene W. Howe of Boston College and Randall Kennedy of Harvard University grapple with an issue that affects thousands of our children's futures. Facilitated by Lise Funderburg.

Publication Date
January, 1998
Citation Information
Ruth-Arlene W. Howe and Randall Kennedy. "Who Should Adopt Our Children?" Essence Vol. 28 (1998)
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