Kira Hudson Banks

Kira Hudson Banks
Make transracial adoption more effective
11:00 pm
Sun June 1, 2008

Make transracial adoption more effective

To take account of race or to not take account of race, that is the question -- or at least it is in transracial adoption.

The rates of transracial adoption have increased dramatically in the past decades, and research and the law are trying to keep up. From the social research perspective we've learned a few things. Historically, research on transracial adoption found no differences in outcomes for kids adopted across race compared to same-race families.

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Death penalty: Moratorium is still needed
11:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2008

Death penalty: Moratorium is still needed

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling rejecting the argument that lethal
injection is inhumane allowed some states to resume executions, but it
only addresses a small sliver of the controversy. Justice Stevens went
on record stating that the practice of capital punishment might very
well be unconstitutional.

 

about the author

Kira Hudson Banks, PhD, grew
up in Edwardsville and is assistant professor of psychology at Illinois
Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.

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