Month: March 2022
With schools under increased pressure, Abbott Elementary is just the show we needed.
Around the nation, the education system is under increased pressure as we look to schools, teachers, and librarians to solve every cultural issue under the moon. With all the pessimism around education, ABC’s sunny, hope-filled Abbott Elementary couldn’t have come at a better time.
What I Used To Think About Gender
I used to think I was progressive until one day, in the shoe store, my four-year-old son held up a pair of glittery purple Mary Janes and asked whether he could get them. Those shoes prompted a journey of self-reflection that left me re-thinking what I thought I knew about gender.
Do Not Despair.
Despair robs us of the imagination needed to work for a better world. It strips away our drive to take steps toward that better world and lures us into inaction. Hope does the opposite.
Ukraine, Race, and Our Double Standards for Empathy
Americans’ reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown the depths our compassion. But our ability to view Ukrainians as like “us” cannot be untangled from our propensity to view white people with greater admiration and empathy than we do Black and brown.