NAACP Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Minnesota’s Child Welfare Practices

March 4 (UPI) — The state of Minnesota and its two largest counties have engaged in systematic discrimination against Black families in their child welfare policies, according to a complaint filed Monday.

The Minneapolis branch of the NAACP and the legal advocacy group Children’s Rights claim in the complaint that the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Hennepin County Department of Human Services and the Ramsey County Department . of Social Services have “relentlessly targeted and terrorized” Black families for the removal of children “under the guise of child protection.”

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