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October 17, 2020 31 mins

I’m taking y’all to school with this episode - not literally, but rather,  for a discussion about how Black language and our kids are treated in schools. This episode is based loosely on a Tedx Talk that I gave in 2019, but I promise this episode is way better. Though this episode touches on just a glimpse of what Black kids go through in school with regard to our language, I highlight some historical moments involving Black language in schools and discuss approaches generally taken when working with our kids in schools. The end of this episode is the best part because I read off the demands from Black Linguistic Justice Week, an initiative led by a team of Black linguists who are also working on THE Black Linguistic Justice Syllabus.


Below, I have included links related to this episode:

Louisville Black Lives Matter Facebook Page

Troy for Black Lives Facebook Page

Photo of Classroom Language Regulations

Black Linguistic Justice Website

Book: Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy by April Baker-Bell

Anansa Benbow Tedx Talk at Columbia University 


Twitter: @blacklangpod
Instagram: @blacklangpod
Email: theblacklanguagepodcast@gmail.com

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