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Who’s Sitting in Your Classroom?

About three and a half years ago, my dad ran into my seventh grade social studies teacher. Her first question was, “So what penitentiary is that Rodney Jordan in today?” My dad responded, “My son is a school teacher now.” … Continue reading

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A Letter to a Former Teacher

Dear Mrs. Street, I still remember the first day I walked into your class. You had it all set up nice and neat. It was obvious you took time to prepare it for lost kids like me. Your room was … Continue reading

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What is your backup plan, young man?

“What time is it?” “Game Time!” “What time is it?” “Game Time!” “Any dawgs in da house?” “Woo Woo Woo Woo?” “Any dawgs in da house?” “Woo Woo Woo Woo?” If you’re a big sports fan, you may remember this … Continue reading

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What Civil Rights Movement?

Our ancestors fought for us to have the right to go to school. Now someone has to fight us to get us to go to school. They fought for us to have the right to vote. Now people have to … Continue reading

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What Makes Me Different: A note from a young black male school teacher

What Makes Me Different: A Note from a Young Black Male School Teacher He’s a thug, he’s a gangsta, he’s a bully! Often times, these are the labels placed on young black males who’ve been murdered by white men in … Continue reading

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