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Why We All Can’t Just Get Along [CocoaMamas]

I’m thinking about what needs to be said and done right here, right now, to get it across to these people that a crime is being committed again children – who look like my kids – every single day in the school that’s right down the block.

I’m thinking about what needs to be said right here, right now, to get these folks to stop experimenting on our kids and just teach them to read, write, and count. I’m thinking about wanting them to stop hiding the real issues of racism and classism and white privilege behind hollow conversations of “results-based-budgeting” that have no student results actually driving it.

That’s what I’m doing.

Colorado day-care center proposal: Dolls must represent at least three different races [Denver Westword]

NOTE: Do NOT read the comments

New rules proposed by the Colorado Department of Human Services include a requirement that all day-care centers in the state make available dolls representing three different races.

Your Asian Wasn’t Quiet [Resist Racism]

I created this poster in May 2008 after seeing Michelle Schwartz’s Your Mom Had Groupies. At that time I was thinking a lot about how the “model minority” myth is used to reinforce the idea that keeping your head down will bring rewards from the white majority.

Since that time, I’ve had the opportunity to hear Helen Zia and Grace Lee Boggs speak. I met Curtis Chin and ran into the Angry Asian Man. And this is what my Asian America looks like.

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