In American schools, black children are less likely to see teachers who look like them, so Kandice’s role is essential for self-esteem building and cultural empowerment for her students of color.
Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with a board member who voted in favor of keeping the name out of respect for the individuals who live in the Lee District. It was one of the best conversations I have ever had in my life. We approached one another as human beings. I sat at a table across from an American who looked different from me and allowed myself to become vulnerable with the hope of reaching the heart.
President Suzanne Schreiber doesn’t care about how black Tulsans feel, and her vote proves that.
She made me a better man, and she holds me down like I know that no other woman could. We have been through many hurdles together. She is a visionary and someone who works as hard as I do. That makes all the difference in our marriage, which always leaves room for a hopeful future as we grow older as a married couple.
North Tulsa Community Coalition partners with METCares to increase voter registration in north Tulsa
The NTCC Discrimination & Justice task-force is serving as a convener working to unite individual civic minded groups in the target zip codes to increase overall voter participation by at least 10% in the upcoming general election.
As all of the teachers have slowly and sullenly headed back to their collective classrooms throughout the state, a large portion of the state’s elected officials — who happen to be mostly Republicans — are actively trying to undo what little progress was made through the legislative remedies as a result of the teacher walkout.
Today’s legislators are treating lower and middle-class students and public school teachers, of every race, to the likes of, how white legislators treated African-American students and their Black pedagogues during legal segregation.