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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 16, 2019 at 05:15. 1 comments

‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered
“Some might think that breaking barriers means you start out on one side of the barrier and then you just turn up on the other side of the barrier...No, there’s breaking involved. And when you break things, it’s painful. You get hurt, you may get cut and you may bleed. It will be worth it, but it is not without pain.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

Of the many Democratic candidates campaigning for the...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 15, 2019 at 14:49.

Colorado High School Backtracks After Allowing Students to Opt Out of Black History Month 

Colorado High School Backtracks After Allowing Students to Opt Out of Black History Month 

Administrators at George Washington High School in Denver decided to reverse its policy on optional assembly attendance after parents expressed their disapproval of a letter allowing students to opt of the school’s Black History Month Program.

The Denver Post reports:

On Tuesday, George Washington parents were sent an emailed newsletter that referenced the school’s “African-American Heritage...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 00:27.

SATs Invite Controversy With New 'Adversity Score'

SATs Invite Controversy With New 'Adversity Score'

After a week full of terrible ass ideas comes the news that the College Board—the organization responsible for administering SATs—will bestow students with an “Adversity Score” based upon their socioeconomic status.

And if this sounds like another terrible ass idea, it’s because it is.

Per CNN:

The score takes into account information from the student’s background, but it does not include...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 14, 2019 at 23:05.

Betsy DeVos to Pull Back Civil Rights Protections for Black Students Under the Guise of 'Safety'

Betsy DeVos to Pull Back Civil Rights Protections for Black Students Under the Guise of 'Safety'

Betsy DeVos continues her methodical dismantling of civil rights protections for vulnerable students, this time setting her sights on Obama-era guidelines put in place to protect black students from being disproportionately disciplined at school.

As the Washington Post reports, a school safety commission formed shortly after February’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is expected to...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jul 14, 2019 at 22:26.

Picture of Smiling Teachers Holding Noose Lands All Four on Paid Leave Alongside Principal

Picture of Smiling Teachers Holding Noose Lands All Four on Paid Leave Alongside Principal

Four teachers in California decided to get cute and pose with a noose. Now, their bosses will decide if they, along with their principal, will receive their direct deposits from the school district or state unemployment.

In the photo, originally shared online free of caption or context, was taken and initially distributed by the Summerwing Elementary School Principal Linda Brandits, according...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 14, 2019 at 19:30.

Professor Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Black Girls CODE, Claiming it Discriminates Against White Men

Professor Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Black Girls CODE, Claiming it Discriminates Against White Men

Today’s episode of WhiteCenter tells the story of the future hall-of-fame Mayo-American advancing one of White America’s oldest and most celebrated pastimes — white people-ing.

Allow us to introduce you to present professor Mark Perry, a brave warrior who has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of the marginalized and oppressed white man, who just can’t seem to get ahead. A college...

Natalie Degraffinried Natalie Degraffinried Jul 14, 2019 at 18:27.

2 Former Louisiana Cops Indicted for Slamming 14-Year-Old on Ground, Into Desk

2 Former Louisiana Cops Indicted for Slamming 14-Year-Old on
Ground, Into Desk

And people wonder why we don’t want more police officers in schools.

Surveillance footage from October reveals two then-officers slamming a 14-year-old boy onto the ground and into a desk after he tried to walk away from administrators and out of a school office.

In the video, former Officer Anthony Dupre handles the student like a ragdoll and struggles with the minor, seemingly dropping his...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 14, 2019 at 13:12.

Black Mississippi High School Grad Charges Her Salutatorian Honor Was Given to Less Qualified White Student to Appease Racist Townspeople

Black Mississippi High School Grad Charges Her Salutatorian Honor Was Given to Less Qualified White Student to Appease Racist Townspeople

Apparently, in at least one Mississippi town, black folks can’t even come in second place without raising racist ire.

According to a federal lawsuit, recent high school graduate Olecia James charges she was denied her rightful place as salutatorian of her Mississippi high school’s graduating class in a move the district made so as not to offend white folk.

Really.

In the lawsuit, uploaded for...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 14, 2019 at 12:46.

Cut the Check: Kamala Harris Announces $315 Billion Plan to Address Educational Inequality in Black and Brown Communities, Jump-start HBCUs

Cut the Check: Kamala Harris Announces $315 Billion Plan to Address Educational Inequality in Black and Brown Communities, Jump-start HBCUs

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled her intention to deliver the largest federal investment in teacher pay in the history of the United States.

In declaring a crisis in teacher pay in America, Harris noted that public school teachers are paid 11 percent less than similar professionals with college degrees, and expressed her commitment to closing the pay gap entirely within her first...

Aliya Semper Ewing Aliya Semper Ewing Jul 14, 2019 at 02:59.

Free Your Mind: 10 Missouri Eastern Prison Inmates Graduate College

Free Your Mind: 10 Missouri Eastern Prison Inmates Graduate College

Ten inmates from the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center made history Wednesday as the first graduates of Washington University’s Prison Education Project.

The proud graduates were decked out in the university’s green and black graduation regalia and participated in a small ceremony in a visitation room in the state prison, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The event was attended by...

Jessica Moulite Jessica Moulite Jul 13, 2019 at 23:09.

Access Is Not Inclusion: Meet the Harvard Professor Who Studies Low-Income and Disadvantaged College Students

Access Is Not Inclusion: Meet the Harvard Professor Who Studies Low-Income and Disadvantaged College Students
“Education alone does not erase generations of exclusion, racism that we see in the housing market, that we see in the job market, that we see in the very DNA of this country.” — Professor Anthony Jack, Ph.D.

When I was in high school, I was an idealist—especially when it came to my education.

“If I study hard, get wonderful grades, and join the right extracurriculars, I’ll definitely earn some...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jul 13, 2019 at 22:41.

Middle School Teachers Are Saints 

Middle School Teachers Are Saints 

When I was younger, say 7 or 8 years old, I wanted to be an astronaut/pediatric neurosurgeon/inventor/NBA player. Though my life has been successful, it’s safe to say I’ve stopped just short of being the most awesome multi-hyphenate careerist of all time. By the time I hit my teen years, I wanted to be some version of an engineer and a rapper/entertainer and an NBA player, though my...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 13, 2019 at 04:02.

This Is the Police Interaction Video Texas Students Must Watch to Graduate High School

This Is the Police Interaction Video Texas Students Must Watch to Graduate High School

In an effort to repair trust between Texas citizens and law enforcement, all high school students in the state must take a class and watch a 16-minute training video that guides them on how to behave during a traffic stop.

The course, which also aims to reduce tragic interactions between the police and citizens, is part of a new state law that requires Texas high school students to receive the...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 13, 2019 at 02:31.

We've Been Talking About Education All Wrong. Wyatt Cenac Wants to Change That

We've Been Talking About Education All Wrong. Wyatt Cenac Wants to Change That

Wyatt Cenac knows it’s easy to laugh at Aunt Becky.

When news broke last month of the college admissions scandal —which saw dozens of the nation’s most privileged parents receive federal indictments for bribing their children’s way into the nation’s top universities—it dominated as many punchlines as it did headlines. Included in the schadenfreude were jokes about Lori Loughlin, know to many...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 12, 2019.

Rhode Island School District Accused of Punishing Children with Cold Sandwiches for Outstanding Lunch Debts

Rhode Island School District Accused of Punishing Children with Cold Sandwiches for Outstanding Lunch Debts

Each of us have fond memories of gossiping with our homegirls or talking hoops with our homeboys over whatever delicious feasts our school cafeterias served up that day. As a teenager, Taco Salad Day was all the fuel I needed for those infamous rap battles in the school courtyard, and you’re a liar if you never sprinted to the front of the line when you realized that your favorite lunch lady...

Natalie Degraffinried Natalie Degraffinried Jul 12, 2019.

Black Teacher Allegedly Told Food for ‘Whites Only’ by Colleagues, Called ‘Aunt Jemima’

Black Teacher Allegedly Told Food for ‘Whites Only’ by Colleagues, Called ‘Aunt Jemima’

A black English teacher is suing her school district over racist acts by colleagues and students and over—surprise—royally fucking up when she reported it.

Forty-six-year-old Andrea Bryan is suing Long Island’s Commack School District for bungling their response to discrimination against her after she dealt with multiple instances of racist remarks and alleged instances of being shut out and...

P.J. Rickards P.J. Rickards Jul 11, 2019.

Broadway Star Uses His Platform to Bring the Arts to At-Risk Students

Broadway Star Uses His Platform to Bring the Arts to At-Risk Students

It’s back-to-school season, but not all students have access to art programs especially under the current administration . Actor, singer and activist Bryan Terrell Clark wants to change that.

He currently stars as George Washington in the award-winning, hip-hop-influenced musical, Hamilton, and has co-created InDEFINED to help expose more young people in disenfranchised communities to theater...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 11, 2019.

Southeast D.C. School Finally Removes Slaveholder's Name

Southeast D.C. School Finally Removes Slaveholder's Name

As another school year begins in Washington, D.C., one elementary school has undergone major changes. Like many older schools, it will now be housed in a new, updated building. But this primarily black Southeast D.C. school will also be shedding its’ decades-old name: Benjamin Grayson Orr elementary, named for the city’s fourth mayor and a former slaveholder, is now Lawrence Boone Elementary...

Natalie Degraffinried Natalie Degraffinried Jul 11, 2019.

‘It Was Like Building a House on Water’: Louisiana School Behind Viral College Acceptance Videos Steeped in Controversy

‘It Was Like Building a House on Water’: Louisiana School Behind Viral College Acceptance Videos Steeped in Controversy

If it seems too good to be true, it just might be. But I have to admit: This one really hurts.

You may remember the videos—a black high school student opening a college acceptance message, surrounded by peers; a flurry of smiles, congratulations and earnest elation. Harvard, Stanford, Wesleyan and more —the acceptances just kept rolling in. Unfortunately, there was a far more sinister story...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 11, 2019.

White Woman Discovers Racism

White Woman Discovers Racism

In the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith, alongside her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, hosted former Sex and the City star Kristin Davis for a probing, earnest talk about the complications of transracial adoption.

Titled “Should White People Adopt Black Kids,” the discussion featured Davis talking at length about her experiences as the mother of two black children: a...

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