perspective

Dedicated to equity.

So, what can you do? Personally, I understand the need to Call in Black today. However for many of us– and for our students trying to get an education– calling in probably isn’t an option. First, we can acknowledge their names: Tyre King, Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont Scott, and Crystal Edmonds....

Nothing that’s happened in the last week has deterred us from the original mission and vision of Being Black at School. Black students are still marginalized, suspended more often than their white counterparts, and are denied access to higher level courses....

Any hope in the slightest that outrageous things said during the campaign were merely an election strategy have been thrown out the door, and advocacy organizations such as Being Black at School have begun preparing for the next four years, during which our work will matter more than ever....

This is excellent news. We’re all paying attention to this and our elected officials know it. That said, I understand the concern — I’ve never before seen so many people heavily invested in politics. The talk on The Hill last Wednesday was that this was the most call volume they’d ever seen from the American public in voicing concerns....

In order to achieve an equitable and inclusive education system, we must identify, address, and eliminate the biases and barriers that cripple our students’ cognitive and social development....