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Published Writing

Wow, I loved your piece! I actually felt exhilarated to read it. Often I find myself holding my breath when reading a well intentioned article about race written by a white person that in the end, gives white folks more reason to be scared of us and more distanced from the issues. Your piece however, offers well… a sort of kindness. Rather than blaming, you open the space for an invitation to learn, reflect and think about an unfamiliar concept called whiteness and how that might possibly be a factor affecting these outcomes regarding race in this country.

I appreciate your work, your honesty and your gumption! Thanks Susan.

– Norma Johnson, All in Spirit, Denver

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

“How Strong, and for Who?” Huffington Post, June 2013 For full article click here

“Boston Lockdown: Still Stunned From Monday” Huffington Post, April 2013 For full article click here

“How Two CDC’s Added School Reform to Their Agendas” Shelterforce, Fall 2012 For full article click here

“My Mom Built That Playground,” Bright Ideas, NeighborWorks America, Spring 2006. For full article click here

“Demonstrating Our Values, Impact and Effectiveness” Final Report of the Community Organizing Pilot Program, Washington DC: NeighborWorks America, September 2005. For full article click here

EDUCATION REFORM

“Nobody Asked Us! – School Closings, Public Decision-Making, and Yes, There Is a Better Way” Huffington Post, April 2013 For full article click here

“Parents, Teachers, and Unions: Can’t we All Just Get Along?” Huffington Post, March 2013 For full article click here

“How Do You Measure Expectations?” Huffington Post, November 2012 For full article click here

“Education Reform: We’re Having the Wrong Conversation” Huffington Post October 2012 For full article click here

“Teachable Moments Not Just For Kids.” Rethinking Schools, Summer 2009. For full article click here

“Unfinished Business on School Assignments.” Op-Ed in Boston Sunday Globe, November 28, 2004. For full article click here

“Standardized Tests Aren’t Likely to Set Desired Standards.” Op-Ed in Boston Sunday Herald, December 27, 1998. For full article click here

“Lessons From the Other Side.” Rethinking Schools, Fall 1998. For full article click here

RACIAL EQUITY

“White on White: We All Have a Role in Working for Racial Justice” Huffington Post, November 2013 For full article click here

“The Role of White Parents in Overcoming Racism.” Rethinking Schools, Spring 1995. For full article click here