NAACP, Children’s Advocacy Group File Lawsuit Against Minnesota for Welfare Discrimination 

The Minneapolis branch of the NAACP and advocacy group Children’s Rights have filed a lawsuit alleging the state of Minnesota and its child protection agencies and officials have discriminated on the basis of race against Black families in Minnesota, particularly in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

The lawsuit argues the discrimination is evident in the “historic, pervasive, and ongoing overrepresentation of Black families in Minnesota’s child welfare system” and that the state has a pattern and practice of using federal funds to discriminatorily surveil and separate Black families, specifically in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

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