And… here it is! Nikole Hannah-Jones on the “busing” debate. “That we even use the word “busing” to describe what was in fact court-ordered school desegregation, and that Americans of all stripes believe that the brief period in which we actually tri…Read More
This article, “Do You Support Busing?’ is Not the Best Question” gives a nice overview of why the discussion over busing can be a distraction… It is definitely worth a read. But problematically, the author writes that “Schools are segregated b…Read More
Take a few minutes to appreciate this TED Talk by Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs “the first step to making change is to answer the question: Who is our neighbor? … But CHARITY IS NOT JUSTICE. Acts of empathy are not justice. Being a good neighbor is ne…Read More
En masse, white parents have never committed to desegregating our schools, much less the messier and more radically hopeful work of integration. Even when we rally around ideas like diversity and equity, we allow “good” parenting to trump justice. And in so doing, we have hijacked the public in our public schools.
Many of you have asked and, because of the kindness of two parent volunteers (thank you Carrie and Kelly!!!), here is a transcription of our conversation with Dr. David Kirkland. And if you haven’t yet listened, we strongly encourage you to check this…Read More