Tearing Families Apart: An American Tradition

July 10, 2020

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Tearing babies from the arms of their mothers is nothing new in America. 

We are all still sickened by the state-sanctioned child abuse on our Southern border, where children, including babies, have been ripped from their parents’ arms and put into cages.

But this practice of breaking up families of color has its roots in the very foundation of the nation. It was common practice to tear apart African American families during slavery and sell off children and other family members.

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