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Racism’s Emotional Toll on Student Minds

Our screens and feeds are filled with news and images of black Americans dying or being brutalized. A brief and yet still-too-long list: Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride. The image of a white police officer straddling a black teenager on a lawn in McKinney, Tex., had barely faded before we were forced to grapple with the racially motivated … Continue reading Racism’s Emotional Toll on Student Minds

Poetry Addressing Racism and Black American Identity

Here’s some poetry that could also be healing for students addressing racism and Black American Identity:   1. “A Litany for Survival” by Audre Lorde Amazon     So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive 2. “The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till” by Gwendolyn Brooks after the murder, … Continue reading Poetry Addressing Racism and Black American Identity

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