Opting Out of Black History Month Lessons? That’s White Privilege

Black and brown folks don’t get to pick and choose the things they’re expected to learn. Guess why not?

Image: Anatoliy Karlyuk, Shutterstock, standard license, purchased by the author

Imagine the scene: It’s the first day of school, and Cynthia Robinson, an 8-year old black child, walks up to her white teacher, Ms. Jones.

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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)