Category Archives: Structural Racism

There is No Neutral on Racism and Hate: Back to School for White Educators

by Kathleen Osta, Managing Director, Midwest Region, National Equity Project Last year, my colleague LaShawn Routé Chatmon and I wrote this piece in EdWeek — “5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias.” We made the case that in order to … Continue reading

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Don’t Talk about Implicit Bias Without Talking about Structural Racism

Any learning about implicit bias must include both clear information about the neuroscience of bias and the context of structural racism that gave rise to and perpetuates inequities and harmful racial biases. Continue reading

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Our Freedoms Are Eternally Won

“Words like freedom, justice, and democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what they are.  It takes enormous…effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.”   – James … Continue reading

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Remember: There Is No Apolitical Classroom

As thousands of young people return to school, remember there is no apolitical classroom. Telling the truth is not changing history – it’s what will prevent us from repeating it. Click on the following link for tools and ideas to … Continue reading

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Hate and Hurt in America: On Charlottesville

From our fierce leader, LaShawn Chatmon: Now more than ever we must stand resolute — committed to lead through listening, to lead with love, to lead with a historical and structural analysis – to lead for equity. The terror and … Continue reading

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PolicyLink asks, Will You #ClaimTheTorch?

NEP stands in solidarity with PolicyLink’s #ClaimTheTorch campaign, which encourages us all “to ignite, expand, and advance the conversation on equity.” Enjoy this catalyzing video, produced by Wyatt Close and Big Bowl of Ideas, and accompanied by the powerful words … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day

Every year we celebrate Martin Luther King Day as a reminder of the power of collective leadership to transform inequity. Today it feels more important than ever that we move the dial on racial equity in our country.  There is … Continue reading

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