Letter to the Editor re: “Parents’ Little Helpers”

October 9, 2020

Tehra Coles, CFR’s Litigation Supervisor for Policy and Government Affairs wrote a powerful Letter to the Editor that was published October 9th. It was in response to two articles in the NYTimes—one about parents drinking and smoking pot to deal with the “hellscape” of parenting in the pandemic, the other, a specific call from the Times to hear from “Black Parents” about how they are coping raising their children. Here is an excerpt from the letter:

“To be a Black mother is to be in a constant state of alertness when it comes to protecting your family from the government. As a Black woman, mother and lawyer, I am no different in that regard.”

Read the full letter to the editor here.