Nice White Parents
"We know American public schools do not guarantee each child an equal education. Two decades of school reform initiatives have not changed that... Most reforms focused on who schools were failing: Black and brown kids. But what about who the schools are serving? In this five-part series, she turns her attention to what is arguably the most powerful force in our schools: White parents."
"Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story."
"We encourage integrating parents to practice 'followership' rather than leadership, by listening to families of color about the needs of our schools and the children who already attend them, and by working to build community and relationships, rather than trying to get these schools to conform to our idea of 'good.'"