“Not all white people”
I have a very modest goal for (me and) my white colleagues:
A modest goal, for sure. But a necessary one, and one that will allow us to move forward.
Each of these posts is by a Black (/Latino) writer, with teachers as (at least) part of the intended audience, and each calls out racism in schools. (And sexism—for which I have an equivalent goal for my male colleagues—it shouldn’t be hard to reread this post replacing race with gender wherever it appears.)
When white people read this writing, there is an instinctive reaction that begins and ends with Not all white people. That is the defensive response I hope we can do away with.
Here’s the problem with that response: Racism is not about white people’s…
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