White Terrorism

HOW DO WE EXPLAIN AND TEACH AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN ABOUT WHITE TERROR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE AND BLATANT RACISM IN AMERICA PAST AND PRESENT?

Should the history of terror, lynchings, bombings, and murder of Black people by whites be taught at home and in schools? If so, to what level of intensity and depth must the educator pursue? Should we let the children view lynching images as an exemplary model for teaching? Or, should we wait until they are older, in order not to risk implementing some type of trauma response? These and other questions will be explored in this edition of the Black Reality Think Tank.

The host Dr. William Rogers and his guest, Ms. J LeShaé Jenkins, Executive Director at BOOM – Building Opportunities & Opening Minds and several of the programs educational summer interns will discuss “Teaching African American Youth About White Terror Racism.”

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