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5 Ways Schools Can Do a Better Job Teaching About Race After Ferguson

Twenty years after I got into education, not much has changed. But here's how we can have meaningful lessons about race in schools....more
This is a great post!  We are so ashamed of our country right now. What is happening to our ...more

I've Been Through the Immigration Process and It's Complicated

I had a lump in my throat watching President Obama deliver his speech about taking executive action on immigration reform. I have been hopeful, waiting, for Congress to pass immigration reform over the last few years, but I’ve grown impatient with the infighting, the politics and the lack of action — one way or the other — to make changes; to have a definitive answer. I never expected to be fully satisfied with the option they’d hammer out, but I did expect something, and I’ve been disappointed, perhaps, for expecting too much from our elected officials. ...more
AnnieJ1215 For the record, as President, George Bush made 291 Executive Orders. First Term, 173, ...more

Ferguson: Connecting with Our Community on Twitter

BlogHer is a diverse community and never was that more evident than in today's Twitter chat about Ferguson, the racial tensions stemming from the shooting of Michael Brown and the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed him....more

We Must Speak Up Because #BlackLivesMatter

Heart heavy, I forced myself to go to bed last night.Part of me wanted to throw the covers over my head and cuddle with my husband. To lose myself in some mindless television. But I couldn’t stop scrolling through my Facebook feed as my friends shared the same hurt, anger, and frustration that welled inside of me. More reason to hold my black husband tighter. More reason to check just one more time on my biracial children sleeping peacefully in their beds....more
What a wonderful post. I agree that everyone who believes that this decision is wrong needs to ...more

The Ferguson Case Goes Way Beyond What Happened at the Police Car

Yes. I have given Officer Darren Wilson the benefit of the doubt, considered that his version of events may be true. And yes, I did read Darren Wilson's Grand Jury testimony about the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. I read it because I like to read documents first-hand and not have network talking heads or biased prosecutor Bob McCulloch tell me what to think. ...more
Nordette Adams Kristi Walker  Thanks for the reply, Nordette.  I read your other post.  I'd like ...more

What's Behind My Tears Over Ferguson

No indictment against the man who caused the death of Michael Brown. No need to investigate further, it just happened.A crying lump in my throat threatened to push its way into tears. I swallowed it back and sat glued to the coverage.I'm still ferreting out from where the threatening tears were coming....more
ace1028 I'm just glad you read them. Thanks. xomore

After Ferguson: We Are All Here

Better writers than me will discuss the events in Ferguson. They will be able to articulate things that I cannot. I only know a handful of things: Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons...more
Thank you for sharing this. I hope it makes at least a small difference.more

Mike Brown, #Ferguson, and "You Should Have Seen This Coming"

I paused a DVRed episode of "The Voice" to listen to the press conference regarding the possible indictment of Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. My ten-year-old asked for an explanation, and I fumbled around for words before simply saying a boy was shot and left for dead on the street for four hours, and now they're not even going to charge the man who did it. She asked why. I didn't have an answer. "I don't know," I said. "He was tall. He was strong. He was black." I knew only the last sentence really mattered. I didn't used to think such things matter. I've grown up. I've been educated....more
Is it justice to indict against the facts so a community will not be destroyed by it's own ...more

When Silence Serves No One in #Ferguson

I have been feeling hopeless, broken, disheartened with the racial disparity in America. But giving up does nothing for change. A radio story I heard this afternoon while listening to Ferguson‬ coverage, reports that in Wisconsin, White Americans are more likely than Black Americans to have used drugs, yet Black Americans are arrested for possession three times as much as Whites. ...more
Beautifully said. Thank you.more

His Name Was Tamir Rice

His name was Tamir Rice.He was 12....more
I have read your whole comment and it astounds me that you can find a way to subtly blame ...more