Joe Truss

You want to disrupt patriarchy and white supremacy in the curriculum and in our learning outcomes. But, these patterns of oppression start in our adult interactions, and boy does it show up in meetings. See what you can do about it interrupting these patterns in staff meeting.

Although difficult, it is possible to take action with some critical reading, braver norms, and the use of process checks. In order to change racist academic outcomes, your staff needs to talk about teaching and learning in different ways. This requires new mindsets, tools, and ways of being. It also means different people need to talk and bu different I mean folks of color. Folks who have no confusion about their solidarity with the marginalized. Folks of color who can speak from experience. Folks who can push and will push. The problem is they need to space to do so.

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