Let's not use the pandemic as the only excuse as to why our Black students are failing. The school system has been failing them for decades. I am talking way before Ruby Bridges, Brown vs The Board of Education and mandatory bussing to implement integration. We live in a world that was created on laws that did not include Black people in any capacity. Just think, there’s a law for us to learn, a law for us to vote, a law so that we won’t get lynched, a law so we can be free, the list goes on. So when we discuss the failures of Black students lets not forget that the playing field has never been equal yet alone equitable. Let’s not forget that the parents of many Black students are working in a world full of pay disparities and discrimination, because….they’re Black. If you think it’s normal that in 2021 we are seeing an influx of DEI initiatives, then you may need to read more history. You don’t have to look too far, because history seems to repeat itself and Black people have continued to fight for the same human rights as Whites year after year after year. It is 2021 and we are celebrating the first Black Female Vice President, but I know for a fact that a Black woman should have been in a position to run this country decades ago because we’re the smartest people on the Planet!
I’ll leave you with that.