Category: Cultural Competence

Teaching Slavery Properly

American public schools do a poor job teaching the history of American slavery to children. That is probably true of private schools too. I would also say that the majority of history teachers and administrators, the majority of whom are White, lack a comprehensive knowledge of American slavery. They […]

From Wakanda With Love

There has been much fanfare surrounding the latest Marvel comic, turned movie Black Panther. Black people across the diaspora are excited about this movie, what it means and what it represents. Black Panther proves that an all-Black cast with a Black director can put together a quality film […]

Doing Responsibility Responsibly

Schools should teach students how to be responsible and accountable. However, some of the lessons that practitioners come up with aren’t very good. I remember during my last year teaching how the administration changed up the detention model. Originally, if a student received a detention, they had to […]

Are White Teachers Ready?

In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, educators are approaching the new school year with a greater sense of urgency about needing to teach about race and the nation’s history of white supremacy. They’re also talking about the challenge this poses when 80 percent of teachers in K-12 public schools […]

On Teaching Christopher Columbus

I came into the world of education as a teacher seven years ago. I taught social studies; primarily U.S. and world history. I taught in Camden, New Jersey. The majority of my students were Black and Latino. One of the things I prided myself on was teaching students […]

The rs Intersect

Where Race and Sport Intersect at the Point of Commentary

Protect the Melanin

A blog on race, equity, and urban education

Urban Education Mixtape

... A Strong Rhyme to Step To

gadflyonthewallblog

"To sting people and whip them into a fury, all in the service of truth."

Ernest Cleo Grant, II

Navigating Inner City Ministry in Real Time

theblackpatriarch

Fatherhood at the corner of Faith and Fragility