I interviewed my daughter and asked her, “What’s your experience with cussing and ‘inappropriate language’ at your school?” Here’s what she said.
Why is SFUSD still using a hodgepodge approach to addressing systemic bias in our schools? Last Saturday, my friend’s daughter (who happens to be one of the only Black kids in a mostly Chinese-American school) was told by a peer, Black kids should only play with Black kids, Chinese kids should only play with Chinese […]
Each day, I see calls to normalize a Trump presidency while he attempts to stack the Executive Office with cabinet members such as white nationalist, Steve Bannon, and public education privatizer Betsy DeVos. Meanwhile, hateful harassment, intimidation and bullying are on the rise in our nation and in our schools. The disconnect between the national narrative and daily observations have caused me […]
Analyzing the dynamics of power and privilege in our classrooms, can inform the ways we structure and support cross-cultural dialogues about race.
The prospect of a Trump presidency has brought with it a rise in hate crimes and a heightened visibility for white supremacy in our country. As disturbing as this is, recent events have had at least one positive side-effect. More and more White educators are embracing conversations about race. I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways […]
According to research, most white Americans demonstrate bias against blacks, even if they’re not aware of or able to control it. Yikes! Learn more about Implicit Bias and what you can do about it.