July 9, 2020

If an Educator Really Thinks Black Lives Matter, They Need to Answer This

Read the entire op-ed by E4E staff member Brielle Welch on Citizen Ed.

Though I might receive a strongly worded text about this opening line, my mom was born two years before Brown v. The Board of Education, in Washington, D.C. She was plunged into the unjustly delayed effects of this landmark legislation when four years later her elementary school slowly started desegregating and certain white teachers refused to teach Black students and left her and her classmates alone in the classroom. She was the first in her family to go to college, first to get a graduate degree, and she promptly settled herself in a Virginia fourth grade classroom and went to work for 40 years. My mom didn’t necessarily protest, march, sit-in, or even call a politician. My mom taught. 

To read the complete article, visit Citizen Ed.