Minnesota Wrestles with Foster Care’s Role in Breaking up Black Families
On Dec. 3, a 28-year-old black mother lost her parental rights to her four children – ages 1 to 9 – in a Minnesota courtroom, just outside the Twin Cities. Instead of opening presents with their mother, the children spent Christmas with a white family two hours away.
Minnesota Bill Would Slash State’s Power to Take Black Kids from Their Parents
A federal law insists on greater protections for Native American families that come into contact with the child welfare system. In Minnesota, a group of legislators want to apply that same level of protection to African American families, and have introduced a new bill that aims to rid the state’s foster care system of racial disparity.