RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — There’s a battle brewing on how students are taught race, racism, and America’s dark past.
“Historically, the lives and the experiences, the contributions, the oppression of Black people have been excluded from curriculum, and we’ve had a Eurocentric curriculum, and so that erasure causes harm, that erasure of Black contributions, and Black involvement in our history, contributes to devaluing Black lives. And it’s under a false reality because we were present,” explained Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock.
She is a former high school teacher in Durham and is now the executive director of We Are, working to extend anti-racist education. The nonprofit provides anti-racism training for children, families, and educators.