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It’s not just you who is independently deciding to put Maddie and Connor in segregated schools, though indeed you are largely doing that. The federal government is incentivizing you to do so through it’s obscene Charter Schools Program. The Network for Public Education, a nonprofit advocacy group that opposes charter schools and the privatization of […]

White Fears

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On June 10, 2021

Now I can see why we need to protect Maddie and Connor from going to school with Black kids. Might make their parents feel a bit anxious, having to interaction with the other people! White people ofte

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Social movements come in different varieties. Some are movements that emerge slowly out of years and decades of organizing and remain relatively contained and containable by their leaders. These might range from environmental justice to labor organizing. Others, also emerging from years and decades and organizing, can blow up so fast that there is no […]
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Lots of Talk, Little Action

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On May 19, 2021
It’s been an intense year of racial protests and a national conversation over race, as angry as it has made a lot of white people. The reality is though that Americans love to talk about race, especially white liberals. But they aren’t going to do anything about it. Janell Ross had a piece in Time […]
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Fifty Years Since Swann

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On April 20, 2021
While Brown v. Board of Education gets the most attention for obvious reasons, it wasn’t until the 1971 decision in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that the Court really did anything to actually create school integration. How has it gone in the half-century since? I think we all know the answer: But white families […]
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