Education: How We Learn to Not Question

Although I come from a privileged background and went to a “good school”, what I really learned by entering college is how to un-learn my past teachings.  Even the myth of meritocracy that provides a foundation for our mandatory history classes in the primary and secondary curriculum is a form of mis-education.  The mis-education of all people feeds into the existing system of white supremacy because it does not provide the skills or critical thinking lens that is needed …

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Reparations: The Final Destination for White Guilt

The injustices and horrors that were common place in the antebellum United States may live for some only as they are presented in history books but for others the lingering effects from slavery are felt in everyday life. So, how do we, as a nation, begin to undo the wrongs that were committed? Many argue that reparations would be an official way for white America to recognize their wrongs and allow for closure in the African American and Black …

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Supremacy and Privilege: The Insidious Consequences of Language

The social constructs that define our reality seem so natural and organic it is as if they were created along with the four elements. But we know that things like race and gender were built by people in order to create a hierarchal society, so how do we begin to deconstruct the categories we both rely on and often cannot see? I suggest that the first step to deconstruction is changing how we describe our identities and the identities …

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