If the communities in which we lived and the schools in which we chose to enroll our own CHILDREN were the litmus test for equity…sooo many people would fail. 👀💯
As a general rule, the needs of all children must be thoughtfully and equitably centered in all of our decision making.
No matter the source, form or fashion . . . education as a tool of oppression leaves irreversible damage upon the Black, Indigenous and all other marginalized students it regularly impacts.
I have faith that as educators seize the opportunity to relieve others of their ignorance, racism and apathy; we accept our anointment as those uniquely gifted to be a part of the solution, as opposed to the problem.
Black students come to schools innocently armed with hopeful optimism and school supplies; Meanwhile teachers, administrators, staff, and policy makers equip schools to be armed to the teeth and dangerous.