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The Comfort of Skin: “Sometimes I Wish I Was White”

Now that I am away on summer break, part of me misses the bustle of students climbing stairs or commandeering choice seats near the windows. For my tenth graders, we ended the year with a multi-arced exploration of the role … Continue reading

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The Best Things In Life

The last month or so has been difficult.  Death is such a final visit.  You think about the things you wanted to say, the things you wanted to do.  But there is something more at work than regret.  There is … Continue reading

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Unforgivable Blackness: Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, and Emmett Till

Last week, I watched Part 1 of Ken Burns’ documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson on PBS.  It got me thinking.  A little over one hundred years ago, the “Fight of the Century” pitted the brashly … Continue reading

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