Schooling & Abolition

“Racism is more than just physical pain; racism robs people of color of their humanity and dignity and leaves personal, psychological, and spiritual injuries. Racism is traumatic because it is a loss of protection, safety, nurturance, and acceptance—all things children need to enter school and learn.”

Dr. Bettina L. Love

How does a Black or Brown child live, learn, and grow when her spirit is under attack at school, and her body is in danger inside the classroom? How does a parent grapple with this reality? How are children’s imagination and humanity stunted by the notion that they are never safe in their schools because of the color of their skin or the God they pray to? Where does the soul go to heal when school is a place of trauma? In “Schooling & Abolition” we will explore many of the questions that Dr. Love poses above and several others… so join me in the pink room

Pit Stop: Where are We and Where are We Going?

Hey all! Welcome back to my pink room. Grab a seat, get comfortable, we might be here for a little while. Today we are continuing on with another installment of our “Schooling and Roots” series. In this particular post, we hope to do two things: (1) Take a moment to reflect and contextualize what we…

A School of our Own Making

Hey all … welcome back to my pink room! Grab a seat, get comfortable… we might be here for a little while. I promised a couple of weeks ago that we would get back to the “roots” so today we will do just that. We are jumping right back into our investigation of the “roots”…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Part 4)

Hey all… welcome back to my pink room! Grab a seat, get comfortable…we might be here for a little while. We have a lot to talk about today so let’s get started… Over the last couple days, we have focused our attention on the first of many choices Pink Valley District would need to make…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Part 3)

Hey all … welcome back to my pink room! Grab a seat, get comfortable… we might be here for a little while. It’s a little late but I am excited to jump back into the roots with you. So let’s get started… Yesterday in “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Part 2)”, we began exploring the very first…

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