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!
I am so tired of hearing about “bootstraps” and “personal responsibility”. Before we get into that discussion, let’s first have a talk about “redlining”.
Waking up to the #SayHerName hashtag was a brutal reminder that we cannot sit by while black men and women are murdered by our “justice” system.
Before a 12-year old took on the video game industry, you had to pay to play as a girl. Teach your kids how to fight gender stereotypes in the media.
Folks around me talk in code words to avoid sounding racist and our schools are more segregated than ever. Why I can’t talk about race with my “friends”.
Thanks to the work of Bree Newsome and countless other civil rights activists, the confederate flag is coming down in South Carolina. What’s next?
This year, I’d like to see more Visual and Performing Arts programs in our schools that celebrate the beauty, vibrance, talent and joy of the black culture. Here’s my short list of great family/school programs.
Educating yourself AND YOUR CHILDREN on dangerous stereotypes like these is the first step in uncovering implicit bias that we have all been exposed to, but it’s NOT ENOUGH. We need to replace negative images of black folks with positive nuanced representations of blacks which show the diversity of the “black experience”.
Are you an educator? Do you support social justice? Are you on Twitter yet? If not, with summer in full swing, there is no better time than the present to set up a Twitter account and “curate” a great list of educators and hashtag activists!