Why the Handshakes Matter: The Violence of Whiteness in the Classroom

There are a couple videos circulating right now of teachers greetings their students as they come in the door. One is of a Black male teacher, Barry White, in Charlotte, North Carolina greeting his nearly exclusively Black students. The other is of a white female teacher, Jerusha Willenborg in Wichita, Kansas doing the same with… Continue reading Why the Handshakes Matter: The Violence of Whiteness in the Classroom

#WhiteLivesMatter: Old Hickory and the Played Out Tricks of Whiteness

Much of my social media is ablaze with talk over Harriet Tubman being put on the $20 bill. ¬†As this article by Chanelle Adams over at Black Girl Dangerous highlights Black folks have a variety of feelings about this. As a white man I don’t have any desire to tell Black people how they should… Continue reading #WhiteLivesMatter: Old Hickory and the Played Out Tricks of Whiteness