Dream Too Long Deferred

I read a news report recently about a charter school in Utah where parents were given the option to “opt out” of Black History Month curricula. Apparently, some families asked that their children not have to learn about Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. The school’s director issued a statement that he “reluctantly” decided to allow families to “exercise their civil rights to not participate in Black History Month at the school.”

--

--

--

Writer, journalist, anchor, reporter. All views are my own. celesteheadlee.com, https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062669001/we-need-to-talk/

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Talking About… Disrupting and Influencing Bias

It’s Lonely for the Oppressed

A phototIt’s high risk because it’s supposed to be high risk

No Pictures. Just Words.

Black Hair — White Question: How Did Processing Creep Back In?

Black History Month: DIG DEEPER, LOOK CLOSER, THINK BIGGER.

July 9, 2021 ~ For American

A screenshot of thumbnail images of pie charts, world maps and products from a Google search of “DNA ancestry test.”

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee

Writer, journalist, anchor, reporter. All views are my own. celesteheadlee.com, https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062669001/we-need-to-talk/

More from Medium

How Women Make Men Better

What Every Mother Needs: A Whole Day to Herself

Surviving as a Fresh Graduate during the Pandemic

Own your morning