Tag: Racism

This Week in CPS, All Eyes Are on Oak Park

Last night, Starz premiered its new series, “America to Me,” a documentary focusing on the experiences of students at Oak Park River Forest High School. The series is already generating buzz. This conversation between director Steve James and former Oak Park middle school principal LeeAndra Khan previously appeared on Education Post. Two summers ago, I wrote an essay called “The…

Racial Crossfit: Movies Edition

As I prepare myself for my seventh, yes, seventh, viewing of “Incredibles 2” with my daughter, I was inspired to have a new movie-themed racial crossfit! Lucky for you, the assignment is not to watch “Incredibles 2” seven times without going crazy. And for you high school English and social studies teachers, this is an assignment you can do right…

We Got Rid of Roseanne. Now Let’s Get Rid of Racist Teachers in Schools.

Roseanne Barr’s recent racist rant isn’t surprising to most Black people. In fact, it is the exact type of commentary Black folks have to encounter ALL THE TIME.   Most damaging are the “Roseannes” who work in schools and educate our children. A recent Washington Post story dug in on surveys of Black elementary school children and concluded that something…