MEETING ON OCTOBER 27 TO DISCUSS
At 11:00am on Saturday, October 27, the NAACP will be hosting a meeting to discuss Child Protective Services' disproportionate removals of African American children from their homes. In Travis County, they are 8 times more likely to be removed than a Caucasian child.
I've seen the discrepancy in treatment amongst different races myself. Two mothers, one white and one black, lost their children. Both mothers were in domestic violence situations with their significant others. They were the same age, and they had the same circumstances. One of them had their child returned to them by CPS. The other will never have contact with her child again.
Come learn more about how we can change this on October 27 at 1709 E. 12th Street, here in Austin, Texas.
-Katie Watson, NAACP Communications Committee Member
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