On the Mythical Rise of White Nationalism and Other Stranger Things

The Journal of Language & Literacy Education (JoLLE) dedicated its Scholars Speak Out section to the exploration of race and social justice in education in the wake of the alt-right marches in Charlottesville, Virginia in August. I was invited to submit an essay on white nationalism. I decided to use the TV show Stranger Things to … More On the Mythical Rise of White Nationalism and Other Stranger Things

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Donald Trump

On Friday, January 19th, I was invited to join poet/writer/activist Keno Eval and Carleton College Professor Charisse Burden-Stelly on Minnesota Public Radio’s Friday Roundtable. Our discussion focused on the Ta-Nehisi Coates article The First White President, where he analyzes the Trump victory as a resurgence of white supremacy.  The conversation touched on the intersections of whiteness, … More Ta-Nehisi Coates on Donald Trump

Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College Collaboration on YPAR

I was really excited to craft this piece for a special issue of the Review of Research in Education on disrupting inequality through education research, edited by Mariana Souto-Manning and Maisha Winn. Our team from IUME (Limarys Caraballo, Jamila Lyiscott, Ernest Morrell, and me) crafted the most comprehensive literature review of youth participatory action research (YPAR) to-date. … More Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College Collaboration on YPAR

Beyond Mediocrity

My essay, “Beyond Mediocrity: The Dialectics of Crisis in the Continuing Miseducation of Black Youth“, was published in the Summer 2017 Issue of the Harvard Educational Review. I explore why Gloria Ladson-Billings’s 2006 pronouncement of the nation’s “education debt,” as opposed to “achievement gap,” has not gained traction in the national discourse around educational disparity. … More Beyond Mediocrity