Tuesday, December 1, 2020

NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending December 1, 2020

● From the University of California Berkeley, a podcast explains how two common forms of discrimination in child welfare – against Native Americans and against the disabled -- compound each other.

 ● As noted last week, two federal agencies reached a settlement with a state where discrimination against disabled families has been particularly egregious: Massachusetts. The Imprint has a story about it.

 ● That kind of ugliness permeates Massachusetts child welfare as a result of decades of political demagoguery and mediocre leadership.  Will the state finally change course?  I have a column about it in CommonWealth Magazine.

● And on this day after #GivingTuesday, a note about the organization that presents this summary every week – and does much more – and why just a little bit of help can go a long way.