Overturning of Roe v. Wade will disproportionately impact Black women’s access to reproductive freedom, exacerbating the racial, structural and systematic policies that have impacted Black women for generations.
The phrase “the new normal” is like nails on a chalkboard, as we know firsthand the true nature of pandemic parenting: nothing is truly normal.
We have forgotten how to be human as we engage difficult issues of racial identity, systemic racism and historical injustice.
When I was graduating college, my friends’ futures were brimming with impressive labels: Google, Facebook, McKinsey, Bain, PhD, MD, Fulbrights – the list of professional excellence was seemingly never-ending. When I said that I was becoming a teacher, I got puzzled looks – “Why would you be a teacher?” “If you can’t do, teach,” I heard. The nonchalance about my professional trajectory was unsettling. What’s more? Nothing has changed in the last ten years.