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The Power of Possibility

Published 11-09-2015

I am honored to be part of a number of other efforts to awaken new possibilities for racial justice in this country. I am excited to have been invited to help shape NeighborWorks America’s new Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. I am hopeful that Community Change Inc. in Boston has recently brought together under its’ banner several dynamic racial justice organizing efforts that engage white people, including an anti-racism meetup and local chapter of Showing u...

Educating the Educators

Published 09-21-2015

I now have 3 years under my belt of teaching new teachers about race, culture, community, and their role in creating a more just society. When my own kids were growing up, I couldn’t figure out why their schools never took on these issues. Even after a shooting in the playground adjacent to their elementary school, the faculty didn’t want to discuss the escalating violence. “It’s too big for us to take on. We’re not equipped to talk about it.” WHAT? Slowly, I came to realize that ...

Educating the Educators

Published 09-16-2015

  I now have 3 years under my belt of teaching new teachers about race, culture, community, and their role in creating more just society. When my own kids were growing up, I couldn’t figure out why their schools never took on these issues. Even after a shooting in the playground adjacent to their elementary school, the faculty didn’t want to discuss the e...