The Truth about Race and Policing

The Truth about Race and Policing

The July 2016 Vox article, "I'm a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing" is a must read to understand the history and current reality of race and policing. Written by retired police officer Redditt Hudson, the article is long but so well structured and thoughtful that you can read it in sections and not lose your train of thought. Here are a few quotes that remain with me.

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65 Books

65 Books

“As a 65-year-old foot soldier in the struggle for racial justice and educational equity, I decided to take 65 of my favorite children's books to the Black History Event entitled ‘We are History’ at Alvarado Elementary School,” explained educator Enid Lee. The event was hosted by the African American Parent Forum with a focus on literacy. The books highlight the Black experience in the United States, Canada, Africa, and the Caribbean.

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No to "Hands Up Discipline" in Schools

 No to "Hands Up Discipline" in Schools

It's not okay! None of it is okay! As we return to classrooms this week, I ask all teachers and administrators to avoid a practice that I have noted in far too many classrooms. When we want our students' attention, I have seen teachers ask students to freeze and to put their hands above their heads. The students look exactly like the terrorized children in Ferguson and in the video below.

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