Teaching About Race and Racism in America
Say their names: Daunte Wright, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery. Recent victims stolen from their family, friends and communities add to an already tragically long list of those killed for who they are. Racism is a recurring theme throughout American history, and police brutality, racially motivated violence, and white supremacy have been a focal point for inequality and injustice since before the American Revolution. As educators, healthcare workers, public employees, and more, community issues are our issues. Racial justice is a community issue, and therefore, AFT is using platforms to lift up stories and resources and to call out racist policing and the justice crisis gripping America.
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