LaShawnDa Pittman Interviewed by USA Today about Black Grandparents Raising their Grandkids

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LaShawnDa Pittman, an associate professor of American Ethnic Studies and Sociology at University of Washington and author of Grandmothering While Black: A Twenty-First-Century Story of Love, Coercion, and Survival, was recently interviewed by USA Today for input on this topic, particularly the fact that Black children are more likely than their peers to be raised by grandparents. LaShawnDa shared some of the reasons why this occurs, what great lengths are taken to ensure their grandchildren get the resources and services they need, and what needs to improve to allow easier access to resources.

Read the full article from USA Today here.