The Re-Imagining of Black Girls

Confessions of an Invisible Black Girl

Tracie Jones
Sep 14, 2016 · 5 min read

Why is that? Why are Black girls either invisible or seen as disruptive regardless of their environment?

In schools, inaccurate depictions of behaviors start to perpetuate a false story and Black girls behaviors are seen as negative. There is a focus on discipline and control of Black girls rather than providing a high quality education and support services for Black girls’ overall social, emotional, and academic success.

  • TALK (Understand the lives of Black girls and women and how the world perceives them),
  • MENTOR (Devise ways to dismantle the negative stories that have been told about Black girls and women), and
  • LEAD (Attend workshops to learn personalized goal setting, reflection techniques, and how to grow as social justice leaders).
One of our participants on a ropes challenge course that includes low and high challenges. The activity helps her push past her fears and learn to trust her team (sisters) while she is 30ft in the air!

The Future of School

Stories from 4.0 Schools on making reform more human, investing earlier and more often, tiny schools and learning spaces, and opening up education innovation to everyone. 4pt0.org.

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The Future of School

Stories from 4.0 Schools on making reform more human, investing earlier and more often, tiny schools and learning spaces, and opening up education innovation to everyone. 4pt0.org.