NYC children’s agency buries report that details racial bias in its ranks

December 2, 2022

Ysmerlyn Murshed, a social work supervisor at CFR, and Teyora Graves, a parent advocate supervisor at CFR, were interviewed for a Gothamist piece about an ACS internal audit that revealed that workers themselves feel the agency’s mandate to ensure the welfare of the city’s children is severely undermined by systemic racial bias, resulting in the targeting of poor Black and brown families and the constant threat that their children will be taken from them.

“Supporting the parents is what supports the children’s well being, and supporting that bond is what we know produce the best members of society. What is interesting to me is that there’s doubt about that,” Murshed said.

Read the full piece here.