I am so excited about the work going on in SFUSD’s Curriculum and Instruction Department! Last week, staff made a presentation to the Curriculum Committee
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!
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”.
This is so AMAZING! Thank you Ernestine Johnson for this amazing thoughtful answer…