Last week, I participated in the 2016 International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE) in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Before my presentation yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of learning with 430 other attendees who represented 175 institutions across 6 countries and 43 states in the U.S. To say the least, ICUE was an unforgettable experience.
On Saturday morning, I presented literacy research that I conducted with racial literacies. Using racial literacies, I conducted a genre analysis of a public Facebook post and a public blog article. As a result of this genre analysis, I identified seven genres of race that have implications for international urban education and the schooling of Black children in the U.S.
Check out my research report below and let me know if you think the seven genres of race I have identified (thus far) provide a clearer understanding of the processes of race.
Note: If you'd like to cite my research in your own work, my conference paper will be included in the proceedings of the 2016 ICUE. Use the following citation:
Croom, M. (2016, November). Racing on Facebook: Racial literacies, genres of race, and Black students. In G. Mance (Moderator), The Black experience in an American diaspora. Paper session conducted at the International Conference on Urban Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Today, the United States of America opened a new Smithsonian museum. As founding director Lonnie Bunch reminded us during the opening dedication ceremony, as long as America exists, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will also exist.
As I viewed this unforgettable opening ceremony with my children, I thought about what I might write to help this website audience understand why this new museum offers a rich opportunity to develop racial literacies among children and adults. However, once I listened to President Obama's written speech, I decided that he said it best.
Check out the President's speech below. Then, let's dialogue: 1) How does historical context discredit the White superordinate worldview? 2) How can adults protect the development of children by accurately remembering and sharing history?