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Children of the Hidden: How Mass Incarceration is Affecting Students of Color

I think that every family member of someone who’s imprisoned can attest to the loneliness and frustration that typifies this type of family dynamic. Children of incarcerated parents have an especially difficult road to walk. As a wife of a man who’s incarcerated, I have chosen to voluntarily incarcerate myself in many ways. The children… Continue reading Children of the Hidden: How Mass Incarceration is Affecting Students of Color

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“As a Teacher of Color, I’m Experiencing Racism from Students and that’s Not Okay”: A Facebook Chat on the “Trump Effect”

After Trump Jr. suggested [in a recent article*] that women who “can’t handle” workplace sexual harassment should “just quit” – he offered this solution: “You should go maybe teach kindergarten,” he said. 😵 Are teachers not part of the workforce?! 😤 Are we not professionals!?😡 I am tagging you because I genuinely want you to weigh… Continue reading “As a Teacher of Color, I’m Experiencing Racism from Students and that’s Not Okay”: A Facebook Chat on the “Trump Effect”

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Letters from John: Hiding in Plain Sight

This is Part 4 of my series “Letters from John.” In Part I, I wrote, “I’m in a beautifully loving marriage to John Dukes, a man who is truly one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. My husband is also incarcerated. During our friendship, courtship, and marriage, John and I… Continue reading Letters from John: Hiding in Plain Sight