I've used this Ta-Nehisi Coates quote before, but it bears repeating: " "[...I]t's always wrong to treat individuals as a 'collection of others.'"
Some students have gone even further, taking aim at one of the two most odious epithets I hear every day. Good on them.
PTHS: Spread The Word To End The Word 2012 - "I'm Eric" from McCoy Studios on Vimeo.
This is my new need-five-minutes-of-community-development lesson plan. I'm left with one doubt: Is this part of my initial lesson on how to behave, or is it something we watch as a response to an incident? Either way, I'll bet my 7th graders will have to watch it by the end of the coming week.