James Baldwin and the Education of People of Color

3 thoughts on “James Baldwin and the Education of People of Color”

  1. Very well thought out and written. I agree that we should be upset about any policy that makes it harder for anyone to get a good education (or makes it harder to vote!). Since this policy of not wanting to educate poor people is so often mixed with racism, I agree that we all need to work hard to make sure people of color have high quality educational opportunities.

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    1. Thank you so much, Trent. In this country, we often have too broad a view of education policy. I think we need to narrow down and look at individual states and communities to see the real problem with our policies. To be honest, this post turned out very different from what I first imagined it would be and I was a bit nervous about the direction it took. Good to know someone thought it coherent and persuasive :)

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      1. A lot of education is at the local level, though there is little a poor district can do without help, and the state level, though most states really don’t worry too much about how many resources each district has. In NH, the supreme court said everyone should have a good education (which the conservatives are still fighting tooth and nail), yet you can tell how good a district is by how rich it is. Massachusetts is much better (better at everything!), but there are still issues. Anyway, it is something we all need to be aware of, and particularity in districts with a lot of minorities.

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