Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
-Martin Luther King, JR
In understanding our own and others' stories, what do we foreground, emphasize, leave out? What is the most salient to us, and what misses our attention completely?
-Marjorie Orellana Faulstich
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
As a teenager I always felt more comfortable writing raps instead of school writing. School writing rarely asked me what I thought, felt, or wanted. But in a wrap I could write about anything I wanted to get off my chest
It is "empowering and beneficial [for] linguistic minority students when their home language and culture are valued rather than ignored
-CARMEN M. MARTÍNEZ-ROLDÁN
Promoting multicultural, critical, and culturally responsive pedagogies exist in stark contrast to traditional approaches to learning which predicate on hegemony and White mainstream norms.
Even for children of a similar ethnicity who read representations of themselves, cultural complexity must be acknowledged from the beginning