January 22, 2017

A question often asked when working in race, equity, and whiteness is, “When did you first know you were white?” I remember the first time I was asked this question and not thinking about when I realized I was white, but when I realized I was not Black. My dad is a Jeh...

January 13, 2017

My favorite unit to teach is a unit I co-create about origin stories (“origin stories” as in “pourquoi tales,” not comic book character backstories).  I’ve always loved them and there is something about imagining a fresh beginning in a fictional way that I find so fasc...

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...

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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, re...

Irony: to say the US is no place for hate, when white supremacy built it

August 18, 2017

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