The vast majority of children of color will go through their entire educational career without having a teacher who looks like them. The United States’ educational landscape will benefit from an increase of racial diversity and cultural competence.
To be young, teaching, and black sometimes feels like the most difficult thing in the world. But I am reminded that it is also the most rewarding thing in the world.
Blacks and Whites are seeing each other and thinking thoughts that we probably should not, especially when watching local news. The American Education System is a place where the history of racism is played out daily.
Too many of us have already gone unnoticed and unheard, and have given up. We can’t allow generations of us to do the same.