Racism: America’s Generational Curse

Four Indisputable Truths

Diverse ClassroomCan you envision creating a model school with NO HINT of racism, prejudice, discrimination, or domination, based on the realization of Four Indisputable Truths:

  1. Racism is indeed America’s Generational Curse
  2. Every citizen has the right to the opportunity to realize their dream, to develop their gifts and talents, and make a self-determined contribution to America.
  3. America will greatly benefit if all of its citizens have equal access to opportunity
  4. Children are born to learn

The first step in realizing such a vision and creating the model is to openly examine the history and sociocultural and sociopolitical context of education in America…starting with Columbus, the Puritans and their encounter with Native Americans and ending in the present day. If we as Americans understand where we are as a nation and acknowledge the truth of how we got here, then we can begin serious discussions on how to change our nation citizen by citizen by rethinking education for the purpose of eradicating racism in America’s schools, and ultimately the nation.

Rethinking Schools

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