10 Racist Things Teachers Do and 10 Liberating Things to do Instead

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

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Martin Luther King Jr., "A riot is the language of the unheard"

Reclaiming MLK Day

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