My “great idea” of bringing Black families together was not met with open arms by all staff at my daughters’ school. Despite some initial pushback, though, I’m starting to see positive change.
Our district says it cares about Arab students. Nonetheless, when it comes to resourcing schools to support them in meeting the needs of students and families… Lately, I’m hearing *crickets*. After the election, Arab students came to my daughters’ school in tears, literally. They asked why the president hated them and their families. With a […]
This week, school communities across the nation are gearing up to take a stand against to Trump and the attack on public education.
“Shaming has been a central component of racial assault, yet it is also central to all other dehumanizing practices.” — bell hooks
In a time of “Black Lives Matter” is easy to think racism only exists in Black and White. Asians are not immune to racism. Joanna Bradshaw says we need to talk about “positive” Asian stereotypes and the ways they hurt Asians and support anti-black racism.
“Every Black woman in America lives her life somewhere along a wide curve of ancient and unexpressed angers.”
– Audre Lorde, “Eye to Eye”
Contrary to what many people think, being colorblind actually perpetuates racism.
Who knew affirming the value of Black life would be such a revolutionary act? Here are my top responses to closet racist friends who say “All Lives Matter”!
Access to quality summer learning shouldn’t depend on a family’s income or a internet access. What we can do to stop the “summer slide” for low-income families.
In response to the Orlando shooting, here is another way to take action to create a more peaceful world: fighting bias and transphobia in our communities.