“UNDOING RACISM”: What Matters Most

Angela Cain Community Leave a Comment

It’s a conversation few people want to have. It makes us uncomfortable. Tense. Pits people against each other. It’s a conversation about racism. How to confront it and how to prevent it. “Undoing racism.” Is that even possible? One nonprofit executive has been committed to finding out, speaking loudly and clearly on the subject, since 2010. And, she is doing it to fight for the rights of African-American children in the child welfare system and to fight inherent prejudices in our community. Cindy Booth is the executive director of Child Advocates, a non-profit organization in Indianapolis, that serves abused and neglected children, providing court-appointed special advocates to represent them in court and in the foster care system. Studies have shown that Marion County has much higher numbers …