Stop the Fight: Let’s Understand Critical Race Theory

Photo: https://www.redandblack.com/athensnews/athens-speaks-on-controversy-behind-critical-race-theory-in-k-12-schools/article_a68cc008-ea9f-11eb-a478-abd1f1143943.html Critical race theory. Just three words, they have taken on a life of their own, wielding the power to evoke anger, discomfort, and even fear simply by being spoken. Yet few people who so ardently oppose it actually understand it. That’s the irony of the matter. Having been enticed into extreme emotion by …

Beyond King, Parks, Douglass and Tubman

Photo:https://www.hrc.org/blog/breaking-barriers-this-black-history-month Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman—these names are virtually synonymous with Black History Month. After all, their contributions to United States history are indisputably noteworthy, firmly cementing their place in curricula across the country. However, it’s time to rethink this central focus. There’s so much more to the history of African …

Immigration, Racism and DACA: Why Silence is Not an Option for Educators

Photo: https://www.therapidian.org/taking-stand-against-racism Immigration, racism, politics—volatile yet unquestionably timely issues, they are so incendiary that they’re usually touched only by teachers of government, civics and other social studies classes. And “touched” is the operative word as not many teachers delve deeply into these quagmires for fear of being consumed by them. What will the principal say? …