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March 15, 2020

What Kids Are Really Learning About Slavery

By MELINDA D. ANDERSON A class of middle-schoolers in Charlotte, North Carolina, was asked to cite “four reasons why Africans made good slaves.” Nine third-grade teachers […]
March 17, 2020

Dear Black Students, Your Freedom Will Not Come From What You Learn in School

By: ShaRhonda Knott Dawson The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. -Audre Lorde Dear Black Students: I understand how frustrating it must be to […]
August 1, 2021

Teaching History Through Hip-Hop

By Harley Geffner At John Muir High School in Pasadena, California, the hallways buzz between fourth and fifth periods. Teenagers rush to finish their algebra homework, […]
August 2, 2021

Let’s Stop Patronizing with Hollow Legislation

Black History Month ignores the real issues By REP. SHARON JACKSON GUEST CONTRIBUTOR This week, after thoughtful consideration, I have withdrawn my support for House Bill […]