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Revolutionary Woman: Angela Tucker

by Marilee Jolin

In honor of Women’s History Month, we will present essays throughout the month by local authors documenting, honoring and celebrating powerful women who inspire us in South Seattle and beyond.

When I started my job at Amara, a not-for-profit foster care agency, I thought I had a pretty solid understanding of systemic racism and how it affected the child welfare system. I knew that children of color were more highly represented in the foster care system, I’d heard disturbing stories of prospective adoptive parents specifying they only wanted “a newborn white infant”, and I understood implicit bias was part of the landscape at every turn. Continue reading Revolutionary Woman: Angela Tucker