Wednesday, May 28, 2014

After 8 years Michigan has not addressed racial inequities in foster care

Well, here we go again.

Michigan is up to its old tricks by coming out with a report to cover up all the billing fraud, ineptness of administrative oversight and what they call "racial inequity" in foster care.

With just about all of the same who worked on, and were suppose to get it right, they come together again, with shock and awe renewed, on the exact same crap they came out with 8 years ago.

For your viewing pleasure, I submit the first report on "racial inequity" in foster care from 2006.

Now, one would think that 8 years later they would have ameliorated, or at least, made an effort to address the issue of the overrepresentation of children of color in child welfare, but of course not, that would be too much like admitting they have no idea how to execute the recommendations made in the report.

The recommendations of the 2006 report was to find more money to fix the problem, which was, unmentioned in the report, that it was just hit with a salaciously horrific state audit of fraud.

Here is the result of "wow-we-did-not-know-this-was-a-problem" report findings:

It should be noted that not one original parent, not one foster kid who survived, participated in this report.

Nothing in the findings identified the extreme-reaching "one-drop-rule" labeling technique when sticking a kid, or parents, in a racial category.

Too bad the state will not, or cannot, investigate agencies like Black Family Development to find out why so many Black kids are in the system.

By the way, what exactly is "Black Family Development", as opposed to, obviously,  I assume there must be the counterpart called "White Family Development"?

The reason wht there are racial inequities in foster care is because the system was designed that way.

At least the report did recommend steering away from using poverty as a reason to put kids in the system.

Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: After 8 years Michigan has not addressed racial inequities in foster care
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  1. Court date is June 26
    Please be respectful. Please write or call the only person in Michigan that makes all the decisions for all the foster care to adoption cases.
    Please remind him of his appointed position (His duty is to keep kids safe and strengthen families)
    Please ask him to return James Arthur Michael Wingfield Jr. to his loving and Michigan approved "favorable placement".
    Ohana. Family is forever.
    Until James Comes Home,
    The family

    Michigan Children’s Institute office, attention: William Johnson, MCI Superintendent, Michigan Department of Human Services, 235 S. Grand Ave., Suite 412, P.O. Box 30037, Lansing, MI 48909 (Phone: 517-335-6421).

  2. Is this BLOG still active? How do I contact the person(s) responsible for running it?