Friday, July 29, 2016

A Quick Note on Race Talks in Education Spaces #EduColor | The Jose Vilson

A Quick Note on Race Talks in Education Spaces #EduColor | The Jose Vilson:

A Quick Note on Race Talks in Education Spaces #EduColor

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Premise: educators who aren’t challenged to think about systemic inequity offline don’t want to think about it online.
In the last week, much has been made about my impromptu #educolor chat about race and schools, but, like #EduColor itself, it wasn’t borne of a chat, but by resistance to ignorance amongst our colleagues.
You can read the recap for yourself here.
Behind the scenes, I had contemplated whether I even wanted to participate. There were pros and cons to both. The main con was that connected folks of color shouldn’t have to participate in this chat because white educators should do the work themselves without our involvement. This puts the onus on white folks to talk to white folks about race in a space that normally doesn’t do it.
But as I watched it unfold, I started to see how few participants either wanted to engage. In fact, the folks who were originally energized by the topic started to drop out quickly as they saw how quickly A Quick Note on Race Talks in Education Spaces #EduColor | The Jose Vilson:


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