Race neutral leadership is not an option.
Education leaders are on the frontline in the fight for racial justice and must co-construct practices to disrupt storylines, policies, and practices that perpetuate opportunity gaps. Drawing from established research and the wisdom of teachers, young people, parents, community members, policy advocates, and school leaders, The Race Card is a guide for frontline leaders at every level to confront and disrupt racism.
Designed to engage leaders in candid conversations about race and racism, this book provides a road map for building anti-racist leadership capacity in today’s turbulent political environment. Features include
- Eight interrelated tenets of Frontline Leadership
- Strategies for supporting faculty, staff, students, and the broader community in practices centering racial justice and equity
- Guidance for dismantling the lies and beliefs that perpetuate inequities
- Design principles and strategies to cultivate opportunity-rich and robust curriculum, instruction, relationships, and assessment
The frontline isn’t always a comfortable place, but it’s where education leaders are needed right now. Lead the fight for truth in your school community and help change history—by putting our nation back on the path to racial justice.
Frontline Leadership in education moves beyond stale, dated, predetermined, irrelevant, underresponsive, disconnected, and “racially neutral” decision making that maintains a white-centric orientation to how the world works and how the world should work. In this excerpt, discover the eight tenets of Frontline Leadership and practices of frontline leaders.