O, Chicago …


Going forward with a Pedagogy of Kindness from the Becoming Radical:

…Partisan politics in the U.S. is the “master’s tools.”

Many people—especially those living in privilege—do not see what we see, do not seek what we seek. Advocates for public education and social equity must confront that we are a serious minority…

radical eyes for equity

This is a difference between the passive be and the active being….
For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.

Audre Lorde, The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming”

When he composed his gritty paean to the “City of the Big Shoulders,” Carl Sandburg may have been idealizing the complicated working-class American Dream he witnessed in the city of Chicago, but then, that dream may have seemed possible—a decade before F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unmasking in the wake of WWI.

But Sandburg was also prescient:

Chicago

After the 2015 mayoral election in Chicago, “wicked,” “crooked,” and “brutal” ring harshly in the ears of advocates for equity and public education, leave a bad taste in our mouths—those of us who were on the ground and virtually watching on social media only…

View original post 510 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s