Kelli: Part IV: White Tears in Urban Schools–from a White Woman’s Perspective

Kelli’s post originally appeared on her blog Joy of Urban Education. Since 2017, I have written a few articles focused on White tears.  Specifically those of White women and the ways in which school leaders, managers, coaches, and staff respond to them, particularly when the response obstructs focusing on the needs of Black students in urban schools. So far, this has been a three-part series; … Continue reading Kelli: Part IV: White Tears in Urban Schools–from a White Woman’s Perspective

Black Educators Share Their Thoughts on What Happens When White Women Cry in Schools

Kelli’s post originally appeared on Joy of Urban Education. In a recent article, Zachary Wright, a high school teacher, wrote As a White male teacher, whose goals are to not only teach, but also learn from my students, I need to be aware of, and need to name, the privilege that inevitably blinds me from truly understanding what it means to be Black in America. Thank you, … Continue reading Black Educators Share Their Thoughts on What Happens When White Women Cry in Schools