Black children’s aid society needed, lawyers say

The “alarming” numbers of black children in foster and group home care mean the African Canadian community needs its own children’s aid society, say leaders in Toronto’s black community.

“We have seen this successfully implemented in other communities,” said Anthony Morgan of the African Canadian Legal Clinic, noting there are already children’s aid societies serving Ontario’s Jewish, Catholic and aboriginal families.

The clinic has set up a working group of academics, social workers and community members to study the issue, he added.

The legal clinic was reacting to a Star story that showed 41 per cent of children in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto are black. Just 8 per cent of the city’s population under age 18 are black.

The Elephants in the room…

Elephant One – Pic – From this studyLone-parent status among Ethnic Groups in Canada

“About 27% of all census family members of Black visible minority backgrounds reported lone-parent status in 2006.” – In Canada

Elephant Two –  Welfare rates rise in Ontario and drop everywhere else over last four decades, new study says

Elephant Three – “Males born into low-income single-parent headed households – which, in the vast majority of cases are female-headed households – appear to fare particularly poorly on numerous social and educational outcomes,”  It’s not just that the girls are outperforming them. It’s that the boys are doing worse.”

 

I note the comments on the article are very un-Star friendly…

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  • Alain

    Clamouring for more institutionalised racism by the state sums it up. If they were truly concerned about the fate of black children, for once I would quote Justin Trudeau and suggest they find and deal with the root cause.

    • Ed Ellison

      They aren’t concerned for the black children at all.
      They have seen how well race-baiting works in the US these days and have decided that is the best way forward. For themselves, not the community.
      As long as the problems don’t get solved, there will always be a steady source of free money.
      Good bidness while it lasts.

  • BillyHW

    You mean their diversity isn’t our strength?

    • Evidently our diversity is oppressing them.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It would seem not!

  • DMB

    So Toronto’s black community ‘leaders’ are calling for more segregation as the solution to their problems. Interesting! http://www.magazine.utoronto.ca/leading-edge/afrocentric-schools/

    • I love this non-answer – Do a greater percentage finish high school? We need more research on that question – which is another reason why we need this school.

      Cripes.

    • minuteman

      And I say let em have it.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Saturday’s Toronto Star also let everyone know that there are too many white people at Maple Leafs games…..

    ‘Leafs fans are mostly white, they sure seem rich, they are quiet, they appear
    jaded, they use BlackBerrys. Raptors fans are younger, less rich, much less
    white — and much more fun.’

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2014/12/12/maple_leafs_or_raptors_fans_who_has_more_fun_at_air_canada_centre.html

    In other words, ‘Fuck you, whitey!’ says the Star’s ginger-haired, pasty-white ‘reporter’.

  • Xavier

    Blacks are being willingly segregated by liberals. It’s for their own good, you know.

  • DD_Austin

    Well that “diversity” immigration plan certainly worked.

    Ontario’s manufacturing, retail, and agricultural sectors may be going down the tube

    but one more race based poverty industry is opening for socialist cupe members

  • Blacksmith

    No, what they need are PARENTS!

    • Alain

      Bingo you got the root cause.