A conscious decision NOT to take a stand on behalf of the children of Michigan’s inalienable right to literacy is tantamount to a willful betrayal of countless Black lives in the state’s largest school district – DPSCD.
Learning while Black: How institutionalized racism is effortlessly perpetuated in non-white schools by admin in Blackface
Mis-education flourishes in the absence of a shared experience and an equal investment in the innately endowed capabilities and worth of Black students.
Universal reliance upon an unfiltered Black narrative is crucial to our continued resistance to oppression, as we collectively embrace the power of our own history, voice and perspective – we are each actively contributing to the arduous labor of freedom fighting.
I wish for every educator to engage in mindful, year-end reflections as a means to celebrate ourselves and acknowledge the small wins