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revolutionary-afrolatino:

Why Teachers of Color Quit
Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers, including those in Teach for America, to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.
…many teachers of color struggle with knowing too much. Because our backgrounds often parallel those of our students, the issues in our classrooms hit us more personally.
This ultimately places an extreme amount of pressure on us to be good teachers immediately, since we know or have experienced ourselves the consequences of an insufficient education.
Also see:
Why Do Teachers Quit?
I Quit for Teach for America
I Almost Quit Teach for America
for those of you out there, especially of color, who wanna do Teach for America, or City Year even, beware. the systematic pressures and bureaucratic responsibilities sometimes outweighs the organic and real successes.
We must change education systematicallyfrom the root, and dismantle the capitalist system that uses education as a tool for oppression, miseducation, and schooling, rather than real education of our true history and culture, an education that teaches us how to overthrow our oppressor and demand that our human rights be protected.
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"If TFA were merely a program designed to train and recruit new temporary teachers, it might be defensible—even if it hardly represents a comprehensive solution to the problems in our schools. The real problem is that TFA has fed into a larger, corporate-driven education movement that has worked to privatize education, pulling resources out of neighborhood schools and abandoning the kids most in need of quality public instruction."
Opinion: Has Teach for America reached its Waterloo?: Pittsburgh’s decision to cancel its TFA contract demonstrates the power of democratically-elected school boards (via aljazeeraamerica)
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mediazebra:

Tammi Terrell | 1967
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modelchristinamendez:

What to spice that basic lace dress? Remove the slip. My stylist put her all into this look. Thank you @steffyfullstyle Photo by @lucaspictures and Hair and Makeup by: @makeupbyjoa #plussizefashion #plussize #lacedress #lace
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blackfashion:

Jezra Matthews, Brooklyn, NY
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Taken by Andre Uncut
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bigbeautifulblackgirls:

"Pretty for a Big Girl?" Cropped Top: Flaws of CoutureTo Purchase: www.focapparel.storenvy.comGiveaways anyone? Follow:Facebook Page: Flaws of CoutureTwitter and Instagram: @FlawsofcoutureWe’re PRETTY PERIOD!
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foodopia:

pear pancakes: recipe here
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gettingknowledge:

nationalpost:

Family of Baltimore woman whose DNA taken without consent wins recognition for immortal cellsSome 60 years ago, an American doctor removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical treatments and laid the groundwork for the multibillion-dollar biotech industry.The Baltimore woman’s saga was made famous by the 2010 bestseller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”Now, for the first time, the Lacks family has been given a say over at least some research involving her cells.Lacks’ family members have never shared in any of the untold riches unlocked by the material, called HeLa cells, and they won’t make any money under the agreement announced Wednesday by the family and the National Institutes of Health.But they will have some control over scientists’ access to the cells’ DNA code. And the Lacks family will receive acknowledgment in the scientific papers that result. (AP Photo/Lacks Family via The Henrietta Lacks Foundation)

Um why not
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http://karnythia.tumblr.com/post/81179298968/jessehimself-gynecology-invented-through-the

gettingknowledge:

jessehimself:

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Gynecology Invented Through The Torture of Black Women

In the 19th century, the father of modern gynecology, J. Marion Sims, conducted his research experiments on enslaved Black women. Sims performed the invasive and torturous procedures without anesthesia. J….

Don’t forget about Henrietta Lacks

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