After Bosch’s expulsion from the country, Guzmán participated in several protests. She visited jails and brought political prisoners food as well as helped single mothers gain access to sewing machines, milk and bread for their children. She told her mother Doña Beatriz of her plans for the revolution and would often entrust her with preparing and delivering food to political prisoners and revolutionary leaders.
The existence of homophobia and these consequences for sharing our identity have kept people not just “in the closet” but left our experiences and movements out of our classrooms. Rarely as a child would I enter the classroom and be met with stories of queer women who had fought in the civil rights movement, written novels or shifted history.
I made a post on Instagram a few weeks back after hearing Chris Rock on his new Netflix special Tambourine, where he said, “only children and women are loved unconditionally; but men are loved based off of what they can provide.” At the time, more than being funny the line felt true and so considered it fair game to repost. That is until I actually wrapped my brain around the saying and started to unpack it that I realized, what he said was complete and utter BS.
Here are 10 Black entrepreneurs pursuing their passions all while getting that shmoney (Cardi B. voice)! I wonder how many budding entrepreneurs are sitting in your classroom? What will you do to support them with their endeavors? How can you provide them with learning experiences that will bring out their inner hustler?
Biggie was our inspiration for this session because he was a masterful storyteller and we know that in order to persuade you must become a master of communication; through writing, speaking, imagery, movement. We’ve gone beyond the information age, the New Century student is all about the experiential age.
Now we teach from a woke ass, depressing and dehumanizing way. We now teach 5 year old’s about systemic racism, 12 year old’s must be able to identify the way their schools are setting them on the path to prison and 17 year old’s must organize Black Lives Matter protests and die in’s to prove their wokeness.
I’m calling on a moratorium on discussing White oppression for the next 28 short days and to instead focus on Black girl magic, Black boy joy, Black art, Black excellence, passion, spirituality, creativity, dopeness and education.
I think the vision for us White folks could be grounded in the idea of going home. That might be literal, like it has been for me in the past few years as I try to rekindle and build anew my relationships with my family in the south, and my ancestry in Ireland. I think it can also be a more figurative calling- one rooted in the idea that as Whiteness gets smaller (which is so important) White people will need to find a home in identities outside of the power and domination that Whiteness represents.