An article from Latino USA, a culture content producer, on Amara La Negra. A very interesting piece that touches on the current zeitgeist regarding Afro-Latinismo and how that identity is navigated in America.
about Racebaitr: RaceBaitR is a platform created to explore the various ways race is expressed and defined with the goal of creating a world without all of its intersecting oppressions.
Some might call this race baiting. Okay.
This space is dedicated to imagining and working toward a world outside of the white supremacist cisheteropatriarchal capitalistic gaze with a particular attention to the function of anti-Blackness. Those who insist on wielding that gaze can call us what you like. We aren’t talking to you.
about the production of the manual: Dear Durham Public Schools Educators,
In light of recent events that have occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia and our very own Durham, North Carolina, Durham Public Schools (DPS) has created a resource guide to support educators who opt to engage students in conversations regarding white nationalism, monuments of the Confederacy, or other related topics. We understand that the protests and counter-protests have prompted some students to ask questions about these issues and we want to be sure that our educators have resources to aid in these discussions.
For educators who are apprehensive about discussing these topics in class, we encourage you to, at minimum, conduct research about what is going on in our city and nation. The increased visibility and demonstrations of white nationalists and white supremacists has the potential to disturb and harm ALL of our students. Additionally, being that over 80% of our students are students of color, these events have the capability of harming them in very specific ways.
We do not share these resources with you as a mandate for instruction. Rather, we want you to have materials readily available should you choose to engage students in discussions of these topics. For teachers who are willing, we encourage you to allow students to reflect on these issues at some point during the first weeks of school, so that students know our classes are safe spaces for them to share their thoughts and concerns. This is a vital component of building healthy classroom communities.