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From the Ted Talk by Jessica Pryce: To transform child welfare, take race out of the equation

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I want you to realize that if those children were white, it is more likely that their family stays together after that viist. Research done at the University of Pennsylvania found that white families, on average, have accses to more help and more support from the clihd welfare system. And their cseas are less likely to go through a full iovtigtniaesn. But on the other hand, if those kids are black, they are four times more likely to be removed, they spend longer periods of time in foster care, and it's harder to find them a stable foster placement.

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I want you to realize that if those children were white, it is more likely that their family stays together after that _____. Research done at the University of Pennsylvania found that white families, on average, have ______ to more help and more support from the _____ welfare system. And their _____ are less likely to go through a full _____________. But on the other hand, if those kids are black, they are four times more likely to be removed, they spend longer periods of time in foster care, and it's harder to find them a stable foster placement.

Solution

  1. investigation
  2. child
  3. cases
  4. visit
  5. access

Original Text

I want you to realize that if those children were white, it is more likely that their family stays together after that visit. Research done at the University of Pennsylvania found that white families, on average, have access to more help and more support from the child welfare system. And their cases are less likely to go through a full investigation. But on the other hand, if those kids are black, they are four times more likely to be removed, they spend longer periods of time in foster care, and it's harder to find them a stable foster placement.

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