As the “Woke” Mob Turns on Adoption and Foster Care, Only Religion Encourages People to See Beyond Race

Dec. 22 2020

Along with “abolish the police” another slogan has emerged recently from the radical left: “abolish foster care.” Behind the slogan are complaints about real failures of an imperfect system mixed with irrational claims that foster care is inherently racist. A parallel argument condemns white parents who adopt babies of other races. In a wide-ranging discussion, Malka Groden, Kathryn Lopez, and Naomi Schaefer Riley address these arguments and other problems affecting efforts to care for vulnerable children. Groden, herself a devout Jew and the adoptive mother of two biracial children, notes that when it comes to adoption only “religious voices” and “faith-based institutions” are committed to looking beyond race. (Video, one hour.)

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How the U.S. Can Get Smart about Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Sept. 27 2021

Considering the current state of the region and the policy mistakes of the recent past, David Pollock and Robert Satloff outline a strategy that is “both virtuous and realistic” for defending human rights and encouraging democratization in a region plagued by autocracy, chaos, and brutality. They argue that “in the long run, more democratic, tolerant, and inclusive governments are likely to be better at defending themselves, and more reliable and effective security partners for the United States.”

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More about: Arab democracy, Human Rights, Middle East, U.S. Foreign policy