President Obama takes shots at Republicans, the media and himself at the final White House Correspondents Dinner of his presidency. Or as he put it "It is an honor to be here at my last—and perhaps the last—White House Correspondents Dinner."
“Race is not a card that I play” says Dr. Keith Stanley Brooks, Dean of Academic Foundations at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. “It’s my lived reality and experience and there’s so many things that happen on a daily basis that happen to remind me that I’m black. I don’t go outside my house saying, ‘Hey, I’m black,’ no, things just happen.”
Dr. Brooks gave an EDTalk at Icehouse in Minneapolis about Critical Race Theory – Fact vs. Feeling. He said that white supremacy isn’t a bad word. “It’s a mindset, I’m not walking around concerned about individuals in hoodies and burning crosses, they are who they are, I’m not concerned about them. It’s the daily individuals that I’m around who ascribe to white supremacist thinking, and don’t know it; they’re the most dangerous.”
Like solving any problem, Brooks says the first step is recognizing it.
“White people don’t want to accept how affiliation and social benefits gave and continue to provide them advantages people of color don’t have and some never will.”
A licensed principal, Brooks has worked as an Associate Professor of Education at Bethel University, a Project Manager at the St Paul Public Schools Foundation and the Director of Multi-Cultural Affairs at Anoka Ramsey Community College. He earned his M.ED in teacher leadership and PhD in work and human resource education at the University of MN.
EDTalks is presented by AchieveMpls and The Citizens League in partnership with Young Education Professionals – Twin Cities. It is sponsored by generous grants from Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation and Bush Foundation. This EDTalks was presented on April 18, 2016. Learn more about EDTalks and AchieveMpls.
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