tri-delts in west campus going to a “gangsta” themed party. They were “G’d up from the feet up”.
Found something to add here…
I want to highlight the last sentence because I have a lot of friends who are participating in the Teach for America program and as a result, they’re being sent to low SES communities where blacks and Latin@s are over represented. Some of my friends have been sent to schools that are in the same city as the schools I went to as a child in South Los Angeles. One of the tough things has been reading about how they balance their romanticization and fascination with these low income communities WITH their fear of living and/or working in these same low income communities. Anyway without going into the details let me just state that it’s crazy, and at times insulting, to watch these experiences unfold on Facebook. These are my communities, my home, and you treat it like some cute social experiment in the hope that it becomes a stepping stone for the entrance to some graduate school or law school so that come on, you’ll never have to return. I mean you may have tried but without being aware of how you’re perpetuating centuries of poor educational practices and therefore sustaining the very problem that you aim to fix.
Students at Sycamore School located at West Sycamore Avenue and North Lemon Street, Orange, California, 1925. Also known as “The Barn” or “Mexican School,” now the site of Chapman University’s multi-story parking facility. [Read More]