Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

posted Oct 31, 2016, 12:47 PM by L Williams
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/31_01/edit311A.shtml

As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous presidential campaign and a summer of racial violence that have forcefully surfaced the racism that plagues our nation.

Elementary and middle school students have grown up with an African American as president of the United States. This is a historic milestone. But these same students have also grown up in a nation that’s increasingly unequal, a country where police killed more Black people in 2015 than were lynched during the worst year of Jim Crow.


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