very moving writing by @teachingartist
(A poem with footnotes, or a template for a letter, or a script for an ill-advised conversation with someone I love, dearly.)
Dear (insert the name of dear white friend, family member, and/or lover):
According to a recent report(1), 85% of black students in New York City attend schools where less than 10% of their classmates are white. It’s not just the schools, our neighborhoods are also segregated, as are our economic outcomes(2). We — and by “we” I mean people of color and white people — live in separate worlds. I’ve been reading this report, and then I read this article(3) , and it’s got me wondering whose side you’re really on?