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To white America, "Family values" only apply to white families.

The bond between white children and white parents is sacrosanct and must be protected at all costs.

The bond between Black and Brown parents and their children is negotiable at BEST.

It has always been this way.
White people have historically separated Black and Brown people from their children with a level of ethical qualm generally reserved for people giving out a litter of kittens.
The side effect of denying the humanity of nonwhite people is that no regard whatsoever has ever been given to the sanctity or importance of those family bonds.

Ripping a wailing Black or Brown child from its mother's arms has always just been business.

Still is.
The simple fact is that in America, the inherent value of nonwhite families is not considered equal, or even comparable to the value of white families.

"They're not REAL families, so the things that would damage my white family are irrelevant here"
White America sees Black and Brown families as inherently broken and dysfunctional.

If a thing is already broken and dysfunctional, how could anyone be faulted for harming it?

It is already a thing deserving no protection.
White America sees Black and Brown families as disposable.

This fact underpins American policy on:

Indigenous rights
Foreign policy
Criminal Justice
Child services
It is because nonwhite families are seen as disposable that white America can rest unconcerned about the unspeakable trauma its actions and policies inflict upon them

And why it can not even care to know it's happening.
Myths about how Black men don't care about their children and how Black women are unfit parents

How lazy immigrant parents just use their kids as anchors or don't really care what happens to them.

They're all justifications for treating these family bonds as junk.
Only white people have real families.

Happy #FathersDay

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It's not a "rebranding"

Rape and sexual assault are particularly egregious FORMS of consent violations.

Consent violation is a category of action of which those are subsets
It's much in the same way that I am not rebranding poodles by calling them dogs.
Rape is a form of sexual assault.
Sexual assault is a form of consent violation.
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