Commentary: Racism in Schools

As a Black mother, I used to think my battle with the educational system was a covert one. I battle soft expectations, I battle that "who do you think you are?" look when I advocate for my son with Jay-Z like unstoppableness, Obama-like diplomacy, and an Ivy League vocabulary.   But a recent string of events across the country indicates a frightening trend of a resurgence of the kind of racism and insensitivity that is so insulting it harkens of Jim Crow and poses a challenge that can't be won in the principal's office...


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