He called it the racial equity industrial complex. I was struck with the layers of truth in his statement. To create anything within the context of white dominant culture means that which is created will inherit the DNA of white dominance. I’m at fault too. She came to the learning space enveloped in her degrees…

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“Winter trees on a north coast headland That drops into Murlough bay Asking mystical questions With the serenity of their gentle sway And I’m fascinated by the mystery Did God peer down then bending Pencil sketch them in the cloak of darkness Or the distraction of the sun descending They are so skilfully shaped like…

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We’ve been talking a lot about boo boos lately. It’s summertime and she is still learning how to play with wild abandon. As a four-year-old black girl, there is a fear in her that is not something I remember ever having. I was her age when my family moved to a small town in eastern…

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I watched her walk by and was taken right back to that place when I was Parent Teacher Organization Chair and fighting a private school to make way for families of color. The student demographic was about 75% children of color, about 60%+ of which were black. Looking back, I know that my ego was…

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There is no love in upholding and perpetuating white dominant culture. One of the normed lies in the white community that to love oneself is to grab everything we can get our hands on – every opportunity, affirmation, promotion, etc. that we perceive the universe wants for us. James Baldwin wrote in The Fire Next…

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