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Khristy Nicholas - Guest Author

Khristy is entering her 6th year as an educator in NYC. She has served as a classroom teacher and grade team leader and is currently a Middle School Dean of Students. Khristy is passionate about uplifting and advocating for black and brown children and challenging educational norms that impact their experience in and out of school. Her piece was written in an effort to name some issues, challenge thought processes, and provide opportunities for reflection and conversation.

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Classrooms  |  Equity

"It keeps us all safe" and Other Lies Used to Spirit Murder Black and Brown Children

What a time to be alive. Many of us, particularly educators, are wearing hats we never even thought to try on before. I think of the everyday woman who now has multiple full-time jobs: her actual job, parenting, and remote learning management of her children. I think of the parent of a differently-abled child who now has to lead that child’s physical, occupational, or speech therapy daily. I think of BIPOC who now are called to serve as knowledge banks and on-call historians for their white friends who recently discovered (spoiler alert) that racism isn’t dead. It’s as if the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor were a wake-up call to sleeping America. 

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