Who’s Protecting Whom?
Child Welfare and Policing Black Families
This chapter looks at the over-representation of Black children in the care of the Ontario child welfare system and the implications of this phenomenon, highlighting structural factors such as anti-Black racism, white supremacy, colonialism, sexism, and classism.
Gordon Pon is an associate professor of Social Work at Ryerson University.
Doret Phillips is a social worker who practices from a critical feminism, anti-racism and anti-colonialism framework.
Jennifer Clarke is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University.
Idil Abdillahi is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University.