Category: racism

Mark Binelli, Your Picture Of Michigan Schools Lacks Color

The New York Times Magazine will focus on education this Sunday. While this edition is sure to offer an opportunity for families to know what is going on in education across the country, it will paint a picture of Michigan as the poster child for failing for-profit charter schools. In some cases this is accurate. But the article does not use…

When Privilege Joins A Conversation About Parents Selecting Schools!

It’s always a good thing to have conversations with people who don’t understand why or how education for kids of urban communities differ from those in the suburbs. This one went a little to the right as one women acknowledged her privileged. She is parent (C). She then attempts to advise another mom (S) to use her privilege to just…

Does MSU Really Want This On Their Campus?

Haven’t we seen enough violence? Does anyone get that this is not just freedom of speech? This fuels the hatred in the hearts of those who desire to kill anyone not lilly white. This is sad, sad that Michigan State University  would even think about allowing such hatred on their campus, after all that has happened in Virginia Their right…

When White Friends Use Their Privilege To Fight Racism

Charlottesville, we are angry for you, heartbroken, crying in private and open spaces and in need of peace. Today I was silent, an angry silent. I turned off radios and televisions and cried. Then sparks of hope came from so many of my white friends who took to social media to display their disgust with what has happened. White friends who…

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