What I’m really concerned about right now is the school experiences, the life experiences, of black girls. Black girls are misunderstood, misread, a lot of their identities teachers do not understand, or oftentimes, you know, they are victims, and so I think if we’re going to talk about, you know, the issues that are impacting our most vulnerable — it’s black
girls. And that hasn’t been said. So I think the field of black girlhood is
really a field that many educators should be thinking about. And if we can have policies and education reform — real education reform — that really gets at the most marginal in our society, then it will permeate out to everyone else. If we’re taking care of the most vulnerable what does that mean for the kids who are
not vulnerable? We’re going to be able to make some real changes. And so I think we need to really think deeply about how we are disciplining, testing interacting, and engaging with our black girls.