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The Weapon Increasingly Used to Shut Down Anti-racist Teaching – And My Polemic Against It

There’s a weapon increasingly used to shut down racial dialogue: accusations of divisiveness. Here’s why that argument needs some serious rethinking.

Defending Social Justice Teaching at Seattle’s MLK Day Celebration

For those in the Seattle area, please join us for this important panel prior to the 34th Annual MLK Day Rally and March.

White Privilege Revisited

Much has been written about White Privilege–so much that I was hesitant to add yet another article on the topic. But current events made a compelling case to revisit it, which I tried to do through my latest Everyday Feminism article.

The Story of the Seattle Race Curriculum Controversy Finally in Print

It’s finally here: the story of the Seattle Race Curriculum Controversy in print (at least 1700 words of it, anyway).

Upcoming Speaking Engagement at the Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice

On Saturday, October 17th–at the Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice–Sooz Stahl, Gerardine Carroll, and I will again be teaming up to tell the story of the Race Curriculum Controversy.

5 Reasons It’s Hard to Trust the Seattle School District–Reflections on the Strike in Seattle

Since the Seattle Education Association voted to strike, teachers have been at the center of public scrutiny and a national discourse. This piece isn’t a rehashing of the need for a fair contract. Rather, it’s a call for fair scrutiny of the two parties involved. It’s the district’s turn to spend some time under the microscope. Here are reasons why it’s so difficult to trust our district, Seattle Public Schools (SPS).

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

The movement for racial justice needs more White Americans to get involved. And it’s our responsibility to help each other get involved–and get involved productively. I compiled this list to help White Americans do so.

Recognition from the University of Washington’s American Association of University Professors

I’m very grateful to be granted the COURAGE IN THE PURSUIT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE by the American Association of University Professors, University of Washington Chapter.

A Brief History Lesson on Racism That We Desperately Need to Learn

In just 35 minutes, historian Richard Rothstein succinctly explains how the housing policies of our federal, state, and local governments directly contributed to the racial inequality that persists today.

Time to Take on Male Privilege

My recently published article, “Looking for Proof of Male Privilege in Your Daily Life? Here Are 7 Undeniable Examples,” quickly took off, becoming the most-read Everyday Feminism article–with nearly 195,000 page views–during the first week of May. But this post is less of a report on the article’s success and more of an offer.

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