Call It What It Is

The headline on this article published on the Hechinger Report website, Seems to indicate that poverty is the largest hurdle that public education must overcome.

You don’t have to read very far in the report to understand that the headline is fairly misleading. Most of the report deals with the institutional, systemic, and societal racism that creates poverty in brown and black communities.

It is imperative that we, educators, and anti-racist leaders, accurately identify and discuss racism, and not hide discussions about racism behind the more palatable social problems, like poverty.

Call it what it is.

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