Tuesday 4/24 at 5:30pmPT/8:30pmET two Integrated Schools parents will take part in an EmbraceRace’s Talking Race and Kids webinar “Do (Some) White Parents Want Integrated Schools?” We’d love for you to join us! Register here to take part and/or receive a digital copy of the webinar.
School segregation might be the most tangled thread in the knotty web of race and race relations in the United States. 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination, our schools – and the increasingly multiracial cast of students in them – remain as segregated as the day he died. New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones has said that “schools are segregated because white people want them that way. … We won’t fix this problem until we really wrestle with that fact.” Our guests, Courtney Everts Mykytyn and Mindy Wilson of Integrated Schools, have been actively wrestling with other White parents around the issue of school integration for some time now. Join us to hear what they’ve learned, where they think the struggle is headed, and why you need to care.
Integrated Schools Book Club for May is coming up and we are SUPER excited about this reading (especially chapter 5!). Join us to discuss Despite the Best Intentions and many of the ways that white and/or privileged families support inequities on a school campus. This is an important read for those of us sending our kids to integrating and integrated schools… Register now (and if you don’t have time to read it all, skip to chapter 5)! And check out this 11min interview with author Amanda Lewis (though it focuses a bit more on the structural issues and less on the role of parents)
And for all you PARENT ALLIES looking for the perfect Brown v. Board of Ed anniversary gift, search no further! It’s supporting the hell out of the IntegrateUS youth leaders! Donate today . It wasn’t then, and 64 years since Brown v. Board of Ed, Separate is #StillNotEqual.