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Black parents be on some other shit. They call your name and you yell back “yes?” but then they act like they don’t hear you but let yo ass try to mumble something. All the sudden this bitch got super sonic hearing.
Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union
A MUST read by Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis. Standardized testing isn’t about improving education, it’s a way for the system to sort out which kids are meant to succeed and which are destined failure.
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Let me tell you a story. Once at a party, I had all the little girls sitting around me and I was asking them about their favorite parts of all the princess movies. The birthday girl was sitting next to me, and tells me, “Princess, your skin is the same color as mine.” I smile and agree, and try to move the game along, but she interrupts and says, “Your skin is brown and you’re a princess. It’s the same color as mine, but you’re a princess.”
“Well, if my skin is brown and your skin is brown, and I’m a princess, then you must be a princess too.” I tell her. And then I spent the next 10 minutes assuring all the black girls at the party that yes, they have lovely skin and yes, they can be princesses with me.
This happens at most of the parties I go to. I have had my arm stroked, my hair patted, my skin color commented on more times than I can remember. I am not simply hired out to entertain a bunch of cute little girls dressed in poofy skirts who want to play with a big girl in a poofier skirt. I am hired out because I am an affirmation. For these little black girls (and boys! I’ve dazzled a few of them too) Princess Tiana is proof that for once, they can be special BECAUSE of the color of their skin, not IN SPITE OF.
Adding some of her pictures for emphasis.
This made me cry. This is what we’ve done to these innocent little girls. This is what happens when we treat white beauty as default. These beautiful children should grow up KNOWING they are beautiful and can be princesses.
Might have something in my eye..
So many of us have such big hearts that beat more vigorously when we assist and uplift the hearts of someone else!!!
Sometimes, we forget how to make our hearts beat when we are alone.
Is your happiness coming from within today, without any external assistance?
Yes, I am so proud of you for the work you do to help others.
I see you, cheerleader!
Today I challenge you to perform a wellness exam: Is your internal state regulated by the self?
I want your happiness contingent on you.
PUT YOUR MASK ON BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO HELP ANOTHER *says Lauren as she channels a flight attendant)
Today, work on giving yourself oxygen needed to live before you help another.