Listen here to Coalition for Educational Justice Coordinator, Natasha Capers address the need for cultural competency training for school staff on WNYC’s All Things Considered.
In addressing how Black history is taught in school curriculum, Natasha Capers said,
“…One of the major things, it starts off with talking about Black history, Black people, at slavery. So it doesn’t actually start with kingdoms, it doesn’t start with the place, it doesn’t start with humanizing African people… If you want someone to identify with someone else, that takes empathy. You start by learning about that continent, their people, their traditions, their languages.”Tweet