Ask A Black Chick Podcast Ep. 11: My Black Student Insulted Another Black Student By Calling Him African. What Do I Do?

This Week’s Music: Danielle Martin Without You

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What’s Happening

First Black Princess, Meghan Markle

The Royal Family is getting their first black princess (she’s half white fyi). I wrote a piece about why she’s so important and why you should care about her.

Photo Credit: US Weekly

Libya Slavery Crisis

Photo Credit: The Unveiled Feminist

Footage of young men being sold into slavery have exploded everywhere. The story is still developing. Here’s the latest government statement.

Tyrese is Officially Out of His Mind

Guess what, Tyrese lied about everything. Yep, that’s right. His wife is NOT pregnant. He is NOT broke. Will and Jada did NOT give him money. He IS out of his damn mind.

Cyntonia Brown

Photo Credit: theGrio

16 year old Cyntonia Brown killed a man that picked her up for sexual acts back in 2004. She was clearly a manipulated, young victim but was sent to prison for life without parole. Celebs like Rihanna and Kim K have rallied around her to see how the decision can be overturned.

This Week’s Question

Karyssa asks:

I’m a teacher at a generally low-income elementary school. Today, I was struck in awe as one of my students called the other African, making him cry. I, of course, reprimanded the student who did the name calling and explained that you didn’t have to be of a different skin color to be racist. What are your thoughts on how I can handle this in the future? As a white, female elementary school teacher I am in the majority and have NO idea what it’s like to be a person of color in today’s world and no idea how to approach my students when it comes to racist commentary between two people of color. (I mean, if my white students are saying things like that, which has unfortunately happened more than once, I have a speech about diversity and how no matter what we are all people and deserve respect). Thanks ahead of time, I really hope you answer my question because google is not any help.

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