Following the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, many parents struggled with how to even speak to their children about race and systemic racism. In a piece published earlier this summer by The Seattle Times, Brenda explained her experiences as a Black woman, mother, and educator; why parents must discuss race with their children; and how we can all take meaningful action. Brenda wrote: “Racism permeates every institution in our country but it does not have to stay that way. My students make me hopeful that my grandchildren will have a different experience growing up Black in this country. They give me hope that my son will have allies fighting for his humanity right now.”
Read Brenda’s full opinion piece here or click on the thumbnail.