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Continued: Rosenblum: Family bonds lose in ruling by Minnesota’s highest court

  • Article by: GAIL ROSENBLUM , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 3, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Page concurred, troubled, for example, that the grandparents were criticized for not fully acknowledging the girls’ “special needs” (although testing revealed that neither child qualified for services). These long-distance grandparents, Page noted, “are rarely able to spend any time with the children, which would understandably account for a less-detailed knowledge” of their needs, he said.

Page questioned, too, how the decision about “better” is made. Affluence? Better education? And what role do culture and race play? The Dunnings and the girls are African-American. The Grossers are white.

Dunning isn’t waiting for an answer on that. This grandmother will be back in Minneapolis for a rally April 22. And she’s exploring taking her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The system is broken,” she said. “This isn’t over by a long shot.”

 

gail.rosenblum@startribune.com

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