Back when I taught at a predominantly White, selective liberal arts college, I came across a book called Acting White? Rethinking Race in ‘Post-Racial’ America. In the book, legal scholars Devon Carbado and Mitu Gulati argue that in the “post-racial” era, White-controlled organizations prefer to hire “‘good Blacks’ who will think of themselves as […]
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Both Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools host culturally specific councils, including African American-focused, to give parents a voice for change and impact while helping them to learn about district issues, share concerns, and identify solutions.
In a handful or so of previous columns, I have explored what educators and social scientists have come to call “the word gap.” The research in support of the word gap comes from landmark studies at the University of Kansas and Stanford University, which reveal that by the time a low-income child reaches the age of three they have potentially heard 30 million fewer words than peers who come from higher socioeconomic backgrounds.
Parents also play a key role, especially for younger students, in helping them do well academically. This includes having an active presence in school and developing relationships with their children’s teachers.
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which awards more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students annually, is now accepting applications for its Minneapolis MLK Legacy Scholarship Program.
The nationwide search kicked off last month to replace MPRB Superintendent Jayne Miller, who resigned in February 2018. Superintendent Emeritus Mary Merrill was tapped to serve as interim superintendent through October 31, 2018.
After experiencing summer bliss, hitting the books and getting back into an early morning routine can leave many a little anxious. But you can beat the back-to-school blues with a little preparation.
One such contribution is Wright’s weekly podcast Double Consciousness which explores, in part, the W.E.B. DuBois concept of what it means to have a divided identity while navigating dominant culture politics and social norms as artists of color.
North Minneapolis barbershop owner Teto Wilson has made it his business to give a helping hand to aspiring college students with the first annual Wilson’s Image College Scholarship award.
Does race also conflate with class, when it comes to summer slide? What does summertime mean for Black children and the parents and caregivers who care for them?