We must identify what we are seeing as “anti-Black racism,” and that should inform our current discussions.
Anti-Black racism challenges the idea that there is a one-size-fits-all approach to tackling racism.
If deliberate steps are not taken to end anti-Black racism, it will continue to cause irreparable harm to Black students.
It is vital for teachers, school staff, and school leaders to identify and discuss Black excellence, brilliant Black parents, and high-achieving Black students.
The fact that countless people are marching, protesting, and risking their safety in the midst of a global pandemic to end anti-Black racism speaks to the sense of urgency to eliminate it.