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Blackness

The Subtle Racism of Low Expectations

During one of the more memorable The Simpsons episodes, Bart Simpson is placed in a Special Ed class due to his continuous slacking on schoolwork. Being the bright yet defiant young man he was written to be, he sarcastically states, “So, I supposed to catch up to the rest of my class by going slower […]

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Life

[Decisions] What’s a mother to do?

A very close friend of mine called me this morning for my input on a major decision. “Do I sell my house and move into an apartment in order to continue sending my two daughters to the best private elementary school in the area?” My first reaction was, “Of course, nothing is more important than […]

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