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You would have to watch a video which I would include the link which is called 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Write 2-3 pages, double spaced, 12 pt font, Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins. Please follow this format! You may include your own reflections, including from yesterday's discussion.

The assignment is to begin to build your analysis of the child welfare system by making your own connections between the child welfare system and the themes of the film. The film discusses the history of slavery and oppression leading up to the current state of mass incarceration.

How can you map the child welfare system onto this history?
Is there a related legacy for the child welfare system?
Where do you see similarities?
Where do you see differences?
How to you see the child welfare system related to the system of mass incarceration?
What further questions do you want to investigate about the child welfare system and how it functions within our society?
Why have we chosen this particular system (the child welfare system) as a response to child abuse and how does that relate to mass incarceration as the system we use as a response to so-called crimes?
Is mass incarceration truly about crime prevention/intervention/response? Depending on your answer, how does this relate to child welfare?

These are just some questions you can investigate... I am interested to read your analysis. Go out on a limb with your perspective! Really dig into these questions and build your perspective. The best essays will ask critical questions and try to answer them in a deep way, making connections between these systems and their histories. Think about the question of WHY I would ask you to watch a film on the history of slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration in a class on child welfare, and then start from there...

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Child Welfare System in the United States

Children are our greatest treasure and the future of our nation. Child welfare system has been designed to ensure that all children are treated equally and given the same opportunities in life. But is this always the case? If the system tends to punish instead of helping people, should we expect our children to fight the oppressors or give in and join them as they grow up? In this land of hope and glory, one may start to wonder if there truly is enough freedom for us all.

It is a well-known fact that the United States was created on a dream but also on the blood of slaves who built its infrastructure and wealth. Up until the abolishment of slavery in the 19th century, it was very common to see children of color work in the most inhuman conditions while being treated like animals. Nowadays, we have lawmakers whose job is...
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