“It’s Our Right…”: The Opportunities Gained by Helping Students of Color Practice Resisting Racism

By Daren Graves and Scott Seider
April 27, 2020

In this article, two authors discuss lessons they learned about supporting student activism during research for their book, Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice. They share examples that illustrate the importance of supporting actions taken by students to protest rather than simply teaching about systemic inequalities and the activism needed to combat these conditions. This article serves as a reminder to all stakeholders that adults committed to youth action must create safe spaces and encourage students to, in fact, take action, even when it is uncomfortable or inconvenient.

Source Organization: Harvard Education Publishing Group

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