Tagged with racism in schools

Dear Trayvon,

Dear Trayvon,

Dear Trayvon, I never knew you and I never will, but I feel like I knew you. From all I have read about the person you were before you were murdered by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012, you sound like many of students I taught here in Brooklyn, New York. Your story could have … Continue reading

Unteaching Racism

Unteaching Racism

A few years ago, the ESL teacher at my school cleaned out her library and gave me a bunch of her books. They were all children’s books that her high school students, although they were English Language Learners, refused to read because they looked like children’s books. Since these books had been bought for a … Continue reading