The Sad Omission of Child Welfare from Mainstream Discussion on Race
August 6, 2020
Tehra Coles, Litigation Supervisor, Government Affairs and Policy at CFR, along with Zainab Akbar (NDS), Emma Ketteringham (Bronx Defenders), and Lauren Shapiro (Brooklyn Defenders), co-authored an op-ed entitled, “The Sad Omission of Child Welfare from Mainstream Discussion on Race,” that was published in The Imprint. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“The so-called child welfare system suffers from the same structural racism as the police and destroys Black and brown lives through family separation and government surveillance. Family separation is violence. It’s time to see the similarities between these two systems and the need for change.”
Read the full article here.