Category Archive: Racial Justice

Open Letter to College and University Faculty from a Worried Grandma

My Aunty Nancy posted this letter this morning and encouraged others to share.   Dear College and University faculty, I am writing to ask you to save the lives of my grandchildren. Their… Continue reading

Building a Multi-Ethnic Children’s Library – Ezra Jack Keats – Plus Complaints About Weather

It is April 22, and here in Saint Paul we are in the middle of a snowstorm – we are expected to get 2-4 inches tonight.  This is the third snow storm in… Continue reading

Event – African American Leadership Forum VIII – The Time is Now! Educating Every Black Child

My colleagues and I will be attending the African American Leadership Forum Conference tomorrow at General Mills.  The topic is “The Time is Now! Educating Every Black Child.”  We’ll be bringing some of… Continue reading

“Ethnic Books” – Blind Spot – Multicultural, Multiracial, Multi-ethnic Children’s Literature

Education Week’s Early Years Blog reports that preschool teachers cannot name books with non-white protagonists, even as 40% of our students are non-white in the United States: A group of more than 100… Continue reading

Cross-race Connections

Originally posted on Junior League of Minneapolis:
Minnesota has the nation’s worst on-time graduation rates among Latinos and American Indians and is among the worst for black and Asian students.  See how several…

Saint Thomas – Michelle Alexander Lecture

                        Tonight I was able to attend Michelle Alexander’s lecture at the University of St. Thomas.  In her talk as well as… Continue reading

Michelle Alexander

Yesterday I posted a link to Michelle Alexander’s book – The New Jim Crow. Later yesterday I found out that she will be in town next week, speaking at the University of Saint… Continue reading

Scientifically Predictable

  Last night my co-worker and I went to hear Chris Stewart of the African American Leadership Forum speak about Education Justice.   There were lots of ideas and stories that he shared… Continue reading

Students For Education Reform – Macalester

Tonight – April 2, 2013 – at the Weyerhauser Memorial Chapel (Macalester College) 7:00-8:30 Students For Education Reform presents the Education Week Key Note Speaker: Chris Stewart is the current Executive Director of… Continue reading