The 1970’s saw the emergence of new research and new rhetoric concerning the family structures of people of color. Alongside traditional dogma that the nuclear family is the preferred structure, the viability of the extended family among poor people became accepted doctrine. Research provided new perspectives on the resilience of kinship networks, giving credence to rhetoric which touted the strengths of families and to the argument that policies should support family independence, rather than render families ever more dependent on public programs. However, class and cultural issues remained muddled, new data on kinship networks and psychological parenthood within extended families created new dilemmas for practice, and child welfare advocates were torn between the best interests of children and the integrity of parenthood.
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
Parents are legally recognized in three ways: through marriage, adoption, and biology. While gay partners may now legally marry throughout the United States, not all states have provided an equal opportunity for gay parents to obtain parental rights, whether through
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.