Newsflash! Being enslaved is NOT an enjoyable experience!!! How educators and families SHOULD talk about slavery with kids.
I finally understand what has bothered me so much about the misrepresentation of Dr. King’s legacy as one of peace (without the protest, thank you very much!)… Cue Morgan Freeman, stage left!
Many folks who champion the legacy of MLK, only speak of patience, non-violence and peace. So, it makes sense that there are more than a few folks on the “interwebs” complaining about the recent Bay Bridge protest on MLK Day.
I am beginning to actually dread MLK Day. Why? Because more and more I’m realizing how much we are all inundated with MLK Day “Lite”.
For anyone who still thinks race “doesn’t matter” this is a chilling tale of why that’s flat our dangerous for some black folks.
This cartoon from my childhood serves as a wonderful illustration of privilege.
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!
10 questions to for Black families to ensure our culture is valued and visible in all our schools.
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!