Frank News: Systems Built on Good Intentions are the Most Dangerous: Part 2

“This interview with Emma Ketteringham, managing director of the family defense practice at the Bronx Defenders, was conducted and condensed by franknews. Part one of this conversation on the child welfare system can be found here.

Emma | If you look at all of the systems that do harm, whether it’s to poor communities or Black and brown communities, they are all designed by people who will not be subjected to these same systems.

Even well-intentioned people set about fixing what they perceive to be broken, fail to realize, it might not be broken, just different. And they fail to ask these families what it is that they need. The child welfare system is a very clear example of that dynamic. Obviously policing, incarceration, and education are as well.”

Read the full interview here