We explore…uplifting Black girls in particular, attempting to fit ourselves into school culture, escaping the school system, empathizing with teachers, mothering 9 children, raising free people, embracing sisterhood, and trusting ourselves to be our children’s guides.
I’m sitting with a dope sister named Tracy this week. She is a nurturer and an outspoken advocate of liberation and love for people of the African diaspora. Listen as she and I discuss mothering black people in a time when the available educational system targets, oppresses, and harms Black children disproportionately.
We also talk about being stuck in a “plantation” mindset, and why alternative education options like unschooling and homeschooling are vital for Black and Brown folks to understand, and in many cases, embrace.
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