January 22, 2018
It’s time to shatter the silence about race
After I reported witnessing dozens of white students in a group using the N-word on school property, an administrator said to me, “I’m sure that was awful for you. Why don’t you speak with the students and tell them how that made you feel?” I was stunned.
May 13, 2019
The Odyssey Of An Angry Black Woman
You wear the label proudly
It is justified, your superpower
When the breaking point happens
It is your anger that rescues and restores you...
August 17, 2017
If You Think Racism is Too Political For Your Classroom, Think About What Your Silence Says
So you’ve tweeted, and retweeted, and shared articles and inspirational quotes, and posted your expressions of disbelief and despair about Charlottesville. I have one question. “What are you going to do now?”
September 25, 2018
Say Their Names (Correctly. From Day One. Always)
When my daughter was born, I unapologetically named her Imani. It’s a lovely, lyrical name that means “faith” in Swahili...