Although, this letter states it's for white teachers teaching Black students, as a Black teacher it reminded me of the times that I did not address my co-workers for their harmful language towards Black students or personally address what my students were seeing, hearing, and experiencing when it came to police brutality, homophobia, and food deserts. I also should have taken more time to talk about what it means to have a deep love for your community and still be able to acknowledge the parts of it that could be better with our actions and ideas.
As the school year is slowly approaching, this is a great read to marinate on before the professional development and planning meetings start. I would go as far as to say that this letter is for anyone who shares a different race or ethnicity as you. It is about showing up for others. It's as simple as that. I have worked at places that focused on "the work" and not on the people who actually are doing that work but how you show up into these different spaces matter.
My advice is to take a read, learn something new, apply it then repeat.
Until next time!