Words matter! But the consequences of your words matter more because actions speak louder than words. We can say words repeatedly, but if our actions do not change, the words become meaningless. I am talking about the words Black Lives Matter! They have become the cultural battle cry of our fight on systemic racism. While I agree that, in the words of educator and writer Sharif El-Mekki, “police violence is a daily threat to people of color, it is just one articulation of the deadly inequity of our society. For Black lives to matter, Black minds must matter.”
Our education system is not merely broken for Black children; it is constructed to disadvantage them. To fix the problem, we must start with our schools. Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? The challenge: Put your money where your mouth is and invest in our children’s future education and economic success.
Read the entire story in the November/December issue of ONYX Magazine.