It’s mind-boggling that a society professing moral democratic superiority around the world would stand by as Black and Latino children get pushed out of schools into what very likely will be an incarcerated future. And yet, that is what is happening here and now. If you would like to know about the school to prison pipeline check out ACLU’s source page.
Please read history. Read Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine or his October 27, 2014 article, “Ethnic Cleansing By All Means.”
I used to teach first grade before I even considered the possibility that I might be an artist. One day I tentatively drew a stick figure (impoverished school, lousy resources) and received unanimous accolades from a roomful of little bitty people. I was delighted. So I think of them and still do art from time to time that I think they might be able to “read,” despite the serious topics I deal with. Children can understand injustice, when it is happening to them or when it happens to other people.