Once upon a time, there was a group of educators, parents, students and activists that were convinced they weren’t crazy. There was a better way for teachers and administrators to deal with issues of race, gender, culture and ethnicity in schools and classrooms. The “Did what just happen really happen?” grew into “Oh no, we can do better than this, people!” and the EduColor movement was born.Read the first feature coverage on EduColor ~ learn about our coalition, an inclusive collective that “hopes to catalyze greater racial and cultural understanding” as we “ramp up discussion and spark action on the issue of race in education…” I am proud and humbled to be a part of amazing grassroots activism.
The issue of bias and racism in schools and classrooms must be addressed. Whether it’s speaking out on harsh and racially disparate discipline, tackling Jordan Davis or Ferguson and Mike Brown in classrooms, or NYC teachers wearing “Thank You NYPD” t-shirts on the first day of the new school year.
We have to have difficult and courageous conversations about race. EduColor stands ready to lead and facilitate.