Shawnta: So You Let Black Boys Wear Dreadlocks, but When are You Going to Stop Kicking Them Out of Class?

I appreciate the transparency of my fellow Indy K12 writer David McGuire. He is the principal of Tindley Summit, and he recently shared that he used to believe their previous hair policy was right. Up until this school year, at Tindley schools, boys had to keep their hair a certain length which eliminated hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks, and twists.  In his article, he stated: … Continue reading Shawnta: So You Let Black Boys Wear Dreadlocks, but When are You Going to Stop Kicking Them Out of Class?

Was School Integration a Blessing or a Curse?

Was school integration a blessing or a curse?  This is a question I debate frequently with people who are education advocates for students of color.  We have a mess on our hands. As a black parent, I can’t even move because I don’t know how my black twin sons will fare in another school.  (If you don’t already know this…just because a school has an … Continue reading Was School Integration a Blessing or a Curse?