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Many people still face oppression, although if you ask some they may try to convince you that we live in a free and equal America. To some extent that is true, but there are always exceptions. A majority of families have minor issues in their lives, and some think that other families must be the same. It’s time for a rude awakening. Children are, in my opinion, one of the most oppressed groups in America; whether it’s by age, or the fact that they depend on guardians who do not properly care for them. “Approximately 800,000 children every year come in contact with the foster care system” (Facts on Foster Care in America – ABC News 1). This can be from neglect, abuse, mistreatment, etc. and these children have almost no way of stopping their abuser. Not only are these children separated from all that they’ve known, but the effects of foster care can be just as damaging; “Bringing children into state care may provide short-term safety, but it carries the risk of longer term psychological harm associated with foster placement instability” (Scott 37).
In the article “Think Child, Thi…