…the Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best wouldn’t have felt the need to post this selfie but if she had
…the woman most prominently pictured in the selfie would not have taken it personally, but if she had
…the world at large would not have weighed in in so much nonsense in the comments section of various publications. We would have had more conversations like this one, by Haddiyyah Ali, a 19-year old Bloomfield student, which includes:
In a conversation about representation and diversity in schools, educators who do so much for Hartford schoolchildren would do well to engage with issues of power and privilege on an intimate level rather than conflating racism with the sentiment that it might be better to have more black educators as role models for black students than having such a disproportionate number of white educators. Colorblind educators are not doing our children any favors.