Chapter 6 - Body
Bodily Racist: One who is perceiving certain racialized bodies as more animal-like and violent than others.
Bodily Antiracist: One who is humanizing, deracializing, and individualizing nonviolent and violent behavior.
1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act - Bill Clinton said, "Never again should Washington put politics and party above law and order."
Violent crime has more of a correlation with unemployment and lack of opportunity than with race.
To generalize and put actions of a few onto a whole group creates unwarranted fear.
Do I put actions of a few in the classroom onto a whole group? How do I push back against others who do do this? I see every student as an individual who has a story and experiences the same human desires that I do, and my kids do. Building relationships matters. Understanding stories of individuals matter when pushing for antiracist policies.
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Mr. Dylan Wince