Teach a class about racism… and this is what happens.
Sooo white people calling out white people for white tears. This is important, watch it all and also pay attention to how the white woman in the red sweater with the short brown hair doesn’t detach herself from white people and she basically says, “fuck our feelings because PoC go through this all the time”
DID YOU SEE THE PART WHERE ONE OF THE PARENTS SAID IT WASN’T OKAY TO LABEL PEOPLE AS WHITE PEOPLE
This is a pretty important video for teachers to watch.
I teach at a high school with a 100% African American student population, and 100% free/reduced lunch student population.
We have a classroom staff of 49 people. Of those 49 people, five—FIVE are PoC, and four of those five are African Americans. Some of our students, depending on their grade, see ZERO teachers that look like them in the course of their day.
One of our teachers just gave a presentation on “Courageous Conversations” last week at PD and this week we are hosting Tolerance Week. I am teaching a tolerance lesson focused on racism on Thursday.
I will be the only white person in the room.
It will likely be (at least slightly,) uncomfortable.
And that is a wholly good, and necessary thing.
The sad part is, the very students/parents who are complaining or want to shut this program down, are the ones who need it the most.