Welcome to a new series on why we need cops out of schools. Each post in this series will discuss one reason why police do not belong in our schools. Part 1: Police have a brutality problem, not a public relations problem.
Hi, my name is Daniel. I am an 18-year-old, white, transgender boy. Though coming out as trans is quite recent for me, I have always been vocal about equal rights, and not just for the LGBTQ+ community. I’m going to be talking about my experiences at my former school, which is not limited to just my … Continue reading GUEST POST: A day in my life as a high school queer
I have done racist things while teaching. It sucks to admit that (and it sucks worse that I was racist), but I have to be clear and honest about that for two reasons. One, if I am going to be part of this liberation movement, then I have to be reflective and honest about whether … Continue reading 10 Racist Things Teachers Do and 10 Liberating Things to do Instead
This week, #45 rolled back federal protections that allowed transgender students to use school facilities in accordance with their gender identity. Now, 45 had said during his campaign that he was not interested in repealing Obama's executive order on this issue, but it appears that he was quite easily swayed by his cabinet. And even … Continue reading Beyond Bathrooms: Supporting Transgender Students in Your School
Hey fam. How are you doing lately? If my social media feeds are anything to go off of, you've probably cycled through some of the following emotions recently: shock, anger, determination, shock, anger, sadness, fear, shock, empathy, shock, subjugation, shock that you're still able to feel shock, rebellion, waves of despondence, then maybe some hope after a search … Continue reading As the South Goes, So Goes the Nation.
My sister asked me if I wanted to come with her to the #WomensMarchonWashington back in November. I decided I would go -- but I have to admit that I didn't really fully commit to the idea until just a few weeks ago. What?? Why? You introduced yourself to us as a radical leftist and feminist! Why … Continue reading Five Million Women Ask: What Now?
Today, all American media is tripping over itself to "honor" the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by ripping his quotes out from their vital contexts and sharing them as vague, instagram-ready platitudes about "hate cannot drive out hate" and nonviolence. My inbox is full of big-box stores encouraging me to celebrate this three … Continue reading Reclaiming MLK Day