As thousands of people of all ages marched around the country as part of the Occupy movement’s “Day of Action” yesterday, teachers and students joined in to protest the devastating budget cuts wreaking havoc oncolleges and K-12 schools. A group of secondary students from the South Bronx who call themselves The Resistance has developed a 10-point list of demands they say would put the “public” back in public education and give the nation’s children a quality learning experience.
We decolonize because we know this land is already occupied.
We decolonize because communities of color have been on the front lines of the 99 percent here and globally for centuries.
We decolonize because the system is not broken; it is working exactly the way it was intended.
We decolonize because any movement that doesn’t acknowledge this replicates oppression.” —