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psmag.com: America’s Unseen Export: Children, Most of Them Black

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Estimating where American children are going and in what numbers requires gathering information from more than a dozen sources.

But that changed in the 1960s, when white families began adopting black children.

That year, white families adopted 1,569 black children; the next year, fewer than 1,000 transracial adoptions took place domestically.

Rough math finds a troubling truth: Approximately 46 percent of black children awaiting adoption were placed in 2012, compared to 58 percent of eligible white children over the same time period.

To deprive American children of their citizenship and residency in this country seems to violate the spirit if not the letter of the Constitution.

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