Week 2 of Book Club Zooms in the books. Really enjoying working with these groups of young people. A couple of quick thoughts: :
- It’s never too early to begin the conversation with students about the racialization process in this country. Consistently I hear stories from Black students about how they are made to feel “othered” as early as second grade. The conversation can then begin so that they can build a healthy sense of identity across their primary Core Cultural Identifiers (CCIs).
- The legacy of Black art is deep and rich. All kids should know the name Romare Bearden like they know Michaelangelo, or Botticelli.
- You can be raised in a Conscious household and still struggle with identity. We all have a journey. Though you may be planted in fertile soil and get watered daily, the seed will still grow at its own rate