“Learning to sing one's own songs, to trust the particular cadences of own's voices, is also the goal of any writer.”
― Henry Louis Gates JR
The term Hispanic, coined by technomarketing experts and by the designers of political campaigns, homogenizes our cultural diversity (Chicanos, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans become indistinguishable), avoids our indigenous cultural heritage and links us directly with Spain. Worse yet, it possesses connotations of upward mobility and political obedience.
"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY
h/t @iamjessklein for best quote on learning in awhile
We classify students with a label we then put them on a bus where they go to a home without a label. The Hispanic, Black, recent immigrants and handicapped are no different in their need to understand and to know
-Elsa Salazar Cade
“Capitalism forgets that life is social. And the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism, but in a higher synthesis.”
-Martin Luther King
My freedom is a privilege which nothing else can equal. Notwithstanding all the losses I have suffered by fire, by the injustice of knaves, by the cruelty and oppression of false hearted friends, and the perfidy of my own countrymen
"An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor."
"I was convinced that helping students understand the ways in which racism operates in their own lives, and what they could do about it, was a social responsibility that I should accept."
- Beverly Daniel Tatum