The confusion others express about by my perceived racial ambiguity, has proven to be both beneficial and problematic. I get to hear what white people say about blacks when they don’t know black people (in this case ME) are listening… Sometimes they say these things to my face. This experience made me intensely aware of the “privilege” of my skin color.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
Happy Lunar New Year! 新年快乐 San Francisco public school students have the day off today, January 31, 2014 to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Did you know that SFUSD is unique in that it is one of a handful of school districts nationally to celebrate the holiday? And it is the only school […]
Check out these online resources for teachers and parents to share non-fiction stories about teens who are “Different Like Me”. This series highlights the stories of young people who have learned to overcome/embrace experiences that make them unique.
For the first time I can kind of relate to those crazy Fox News pundits who sound the alarm about the supposed “War of Christmas!!!!”.
Early this morning I found myself searching Twitter (#MLKDay #ThankYouMLK) to see how people are celebrating our great American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All over the country, folks are tweeting MLK quotes, and sharing ideas about how to carry on Dr. King’s legacy. Unfortunately, there are an almost equal amount of “Yay, no school/work! Thank you MLK!” tweets as well.
My response: sideways unhappy face 🙁
What would happen if you filmed your children’s experiences for 13 years from kindergarten through high school graduation and put it all together to make a film? If you were filmmakers, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, the result would be a new film called American Promise. This film, which won a Sundance Jury Award, airs nationally on PBS on February 3, 2014.
The other day, my husband and I were blown away by a specific comment that one of my girls made during a routine squabble. Daughter “A” decided to pull out the big guns in their verbal tête-à-tête when she “casually” told Daughter “B”… “Your butt is big.” (!) …
Ready to challenge your ideas about girls and sports? I consider myself pretty progressive. Nonetheless, I have to admit, seeing 9 year old Sam Jordan shred male opponents on her Pee Wee Football team, made me rethink my own preconceptions about girls and sports. Girls and Sports: 9 year old Sam Jordan As his article, Nine-Year-Old […]