August 18, 2017

Charlottesville. It’s cut and dry: saying one race is superior to another is wrong. Saying certain people don’t belong because of their skin color, religious or non-religious affiliation, whom they love, etc is wrong. It’s not about being a “snowflake”. It’s about bein...

July 28, 2017

Ignorance is Bliss & Trauma Never Ends

By Elizabeth Wright

Often, when something that’s not ideal happens to you, you try to make sense of it. Whether it’s be being passed up for a promotion, a cashier is rude to you at your grocery store, a friend says something that ma...

June 17, 2017

It’s exhausting. I find myself sometimes trying to “check out” or “take a break” from all the social pressures that come with being a Person of Color. I accidently got pretty deep into the internet one night and I regret watching this PragerU video, where a man, Ami Ho...

May 20, 2017

I saw this image on social media, so I decided to look up the definition of jihad.  I found an article on National Geographic and learned that it is basically about a struggle to improve oneself. When I looked back at the image and found it quite ironic. (sidenote: I a...

April 1, 2017

What is your JOB?

By Elizabeth Wright

Teachers...with their responsibilities, work, their jobs...their job...what is our job? I never get asked much about my job. Everyone has been through school and pretty much (thinks) they know what I do as a teacher. Take attendance,...

March 4, 2017

Puzzles.

By Elizabeth Wright

I just finished Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Read a synopsis of the novel here.

I’ll just say this: it’s fan-freakin-tastic.

This story is not only about the varying types of racism that black folks face, but, it is also about Ruth’s law...

January 24, 2017

It's not enough to only talk about love and loving others. Indeed, love is important and it does win over hate. However, there is real work to be done.

Love by itself won't dismantle centuries of purposeful systems designed to oppress POC by: withholding voting rights...

December 23, 2016

Two days after Donald Trump was elected president, I was in the staff room at work. My assistant principal walked in and we started talking about the election. She shared with me that she was having a hard time hearing the stories that were becoming more and more popul...

September 14, 2016

There’s been a big stir lately with the NFL, the National Anthem, and protesting. Here are a few things we should keep in mind:

It started with Colin Kapernick, but is not about Colin Kaepernick.

I’ve read so many articles about Megan Rapinoe, Brandon Marshall, high scho...

August 17, 2016

Patience. Kindness. Humility. Respect. Selflessness. Forgiveness. Honesty. Commitment. 
 

These are the 8 Essentials to practice when loving others. The Servant by James C. Hunter discusses how influential leaders exemplify these 8 Essential skills. When you love people...

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