I share many of these sentiments!!
It’s 2014 and while I’ve never been one to make new year resolutions, I do engage in deep reflection at the start of a new year. Something that has been on my heart (as they say in the Church), for which I am presently developing the words to convey, is my decision not to teach at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
Or rather, my decision to teach at a predominately white institution (PWI).
Because really, I never decided against HBCUs; I decided in favor of PWIs.
I decided in favor of teaching where I would be most effective. In favor of teaching to affect and effect change. In favor of teaching what I knew.
And what I knew was that my life experiences had not prepared me to teach at an HBCU. In fact, they’d prepared me to do the exact opposite: to teach white students. This is…
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