According to a scathing new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, black communities all over Mississippi have been deprived of essential federal childcare due to funding formulas and practices that primarily target and punish black families and the childcare centers that serve them.

The investigative report details state-level policies that have led to the systematic exclusion of low-income black families, so much so, Michelle Chen writes, that while “124,426 children in Mississippi under the age of six were potentially eligible” for federal childcare services only “18,300, or 14.7 percent, actually received this assistance each month.”

Read more at The Nation



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