If you haven’t heard about the South Carolina incident in which a police officer body slammed a student for “not turning off her cell phone”, Google it. It stands as a perfect example of what going wrong in our schools for children of color. It is a jarring example of the drastic disparities in the way we handle discipline for Black and Brown children.
Seeing this video, reminds me we must continually disrupt patterns of institutionalized racism in our world, even in ourselves!
Below is a list I recently got from a good friend, Sara D. who like me, is always on the hunt for great books which feature main characters who are NOT of European-American heritage (many of which are girls!)
Come to Mission HS on Sat., Sept. 19 for a free family college & career resource fair for all ages with parent and teen workshops throughout the day.
How an Asian-American high school student sparked a conversation on race and is busting Asian stereotypes in the process.
The other morning… looking at a recent email (including personal attack) made me feel sick to my stomach. As if in response to some secret prayer to the Universe I didn’t even know about, while I was trying to think of how to respond (if at all), THIS POST came into my email inbox
Learn more about Black Violin a unique hip-hop group bringing classical violin to a whole new audience.
No matter how humorous, sensitive, or “angry” we explain ourselves, our voices are more often than not ignored… But if a white person says it… well, then, that’s a different story!
A new MTV documentary is bringing up conversations about “whiteness”. Some on the right are criticizing it for being a vehicle for blaming White people. Those of the left have criticized the film for not going far enough to interrogate the interviewees.
Do you consider yourself an ally but don’t know where to start? These are my 5 for my favorite reads about why and how you can use your voice to help fight anti-black racism!