Racism is pervasive. It is everywhere. The growth of the Black Lives Matters Movement during the summer of 2020, all the incidents of police brutality against Black and Brown people that have increased in recent years, the reports that are surging about hatred acts against Asians in the United States, all historic accounts of racism, and the cries and demands for equality and social justice during recent protests affirms this harsh reality. The actions of each educator who thought it was amusing to proudly display the word “coons” as they…
Dr. Deborah M. Vereen-Family Engagement Influencer
Brilliant article, Deborah.
No punches pulled, actionable, visceral, feisty, perceptive, heartbreaking and utterly readable! Kudos! Your writing is so lucid, almost poetic!
As an Indian residing in Ireland for the last decade, I totally empathise with your frustrations & fear.
My tuppence based on Angela Saini's excellent "Superior": Race isn't real. There is no scientific consensus that it exists. Or how many there are. Or how to classify them. Racial categories we use are arbitrary. Moulded by social and cultural constructs. I genuinely think this book is the only origin story of our species we need.
I reckon it makes a perfect science-backed companion article to your brilliant writing - so would really appreciate your feedback!