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“What White America Fails to See” by Michael Eric Dyson

Reprinted from the New York Times: SundayReview | CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER What White America Fails to See Michael Eric Dyson JULY 7, 2016 IT is clear that you, white America, will never understand us. We are a nation of nearly … Continue reading

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Malcom X…

…would be 91 today.

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Japanese Internment

This is not an anniversary to be celebrated, but certainly one we need to never forget.  74 years ago yesterday, nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent (62% of whom were American citizens and 30,000 of whom were children, the rest … Continue reading

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Harper Lee 1926-2016 RIP

Some previous posts connected to Harper Lee: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Harper Lee Harper Lee is not immune Zack Graham’s To Kill a Mockingbird Problem…and Ours Scuppernongs  

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“The Three Evils” address delivered by Martin Luther King 8/31/1967

“The Three Evils,” Delivered at the National Conference on New Politics August 31, 1967,  Chicago, Il Some excerpts: What they [Democrats and Republicans] truly advocate is Socialism for the rich and Capitalism for the poor. [W]e are now experiencing the coming … Continue reading

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Our Mourning is broken: Paris and Privilege

The following is the post I wanted to write. And then I ran across this piece by George Arnette. I don’t think I could have said it any better than he and so it is posted below:   Our Mourning … Continue reading

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Reaping the results of the conscientious, earnest, and dedicated efforts of my colleagues

Yesterday my 8th graders had their first Around Table discussions of the year. The Around Table is a structure of formalized classroom discussion that allows the students to be totally in control of the conversation. They don’t raise their hands … Continue reading

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