Fear Of A Black Educator, Part 1

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Last night, in a fit of angst, I sent off a series of tweets: It’s hard telling kids to pledge allegiance to a flag when its representatives barely represent us. #TerenceCrutcher — Jose Vilson (@TheJLV) September 20, 2016 Without hesitation, someone decided to reply with “Why not move to a …


A Quick Note on Race Talks in Education Spaces #EduColor

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Premise: educators who aren’t challenged to think about systemic inequity offline don’t want to think about it online. In the last week, much has been made about my impromptu #educolor chat about race and schools, but, like #EduColor itself, it wasn’t borne of a chat, but by resistance to ignorance …

The Most Interesting Man In The World

How To Get Smart People To Follow You in 3 Easy Steps

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The general populace has finally turned to the idea that we nerds have said for decades now: get onto social media before it impersonates you. One of the best venues for people afraid to share too much about themselves is Twitter, the 140-characters-per-thought engine, where a simple photograph and a …

Kanye West, Illuminated

The Illuminated Series: Why Should One Man Have All That Power?

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This past weekend, Kanye West went off on Twitter, reigniting the conversation about the events of last year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the aftermath that saw a music nation divided over whether the hip-hop superstar had merit in interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. Some of the conversation was very …

C'Mon Son: Star Wars Edition

Validating Blogs #4080: Indirect People Are Shadyyyy

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Last week, after attending the awesome TEDxNYED, I found myself yearning for more of that collaborative energy. Everytime I thought I was done reflecting on some of the ideas presented, I find another opportunity to immediately use the knowledge acquired to something I’d already thought. For instance, I invited a …