15 year old Keymani Kirby, a young mom whose Facebook page is filled with pictures of her beautiful baby, made headline news when she ran away from a foster home with her 6 month old baby son.
Why did she run away?
The young mama fled when she learned that her baby was going to be separated from her and put into a different foster home.
What utterly terrifying heart sinking news to get. To be already in a system that is so disempowering and get the news that your baby is going to be taken away from you and there is nothing you can do about it.
#BlackLivesMatter should mean black families matter. But just as white supremacist cops abuse and kill Black people with impunity, just as the criminal “justice” system locks away our people with impunity, Child Protective Services steals children from their mothers with impunity. This White Supremacist-Capitalist-patriarchal system shows loud and clear that our families/our lives don’t matter.
Every mother deserves to raise her child that she has watered and fed and grown beneath her heart. That means 15 year old mothers living in foster care.
It is completely unacceptable that CPS is seeking to separate this mother and child. It is violent. It is heartless. It is reminiscent of 400 years of children being sold away from their mothers.
People are fighting to keep Keymani and her son together. Please like this Facebook page. Please spread the word and get involved. This is what #BlackLivesMatter means.