‘Rona, Race and Raising
Candita Hinds sat on her couch in her suburban Maryland apartment and watched in amusement as her son, Samar, attempted to reenact a comedy routine he recently discovered on TikTok. Though she flaunted a jovial spirit, the smile on her face belied her current hard-hitting reality. Hinds, a single Black mother, recently lost her job of helping others to cope with their mental health struggles. Now, the therapist says she finds herself working through her own anxieties as she tries to manage caring for a 10-year-old son during a period of financial uncertainty and racial unrest.