9 Tips for Framing Brave Conversations About Race and Ethnicity

by | 06.3.20

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is an educator and the founder of the Leading Equity Center

We are living through a moment that calls us, as educators, to have brave conversations about race, culture and identity. These conversations are deeply personal and oftentimes emotional. They can be uncomfortable. But we have to engage with our students about the issues that are impacting them. Silence is not the way.

As we talk with students, their families and our fellow educators, it is important to frame discussions in a way that creates a safe, affirming space for all. I hope you can use these tips to help you get comfortable with discomfort – and engage in the brave conversations our students need us to be having. 


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Sheldon Eakins
Sheldon Eakins

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is an educator and the founder of the Leading Equity Center


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