Tag: Equality

DEI Might Not Include Diversity of Thought… Bonus Episode with Dr. Tabia Lee

๐ƒ๐„๐ˆ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ
I think most people by now are familiar with DEI trainings and what they are supposed to be about. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on their face, have an awful lot of merit. In the work I’ve done with this podcast though, we are seeing far too many instances where these programs are being hijacked by “woke” ideology and an almost militant “anti-racist orthodoxy”. Unfortunately, many who are working for the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion, are now ostracized for not “towing the line” as it is defined by the woke and militant. It turns out, DEI might not include diversity of thought.
๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐ซ. ๐“๐š๐›๐ข๐š ๐‹๐ž๐ž?
Dr. Tabia Lee, EdD, a founding member of Free Black Thought, has contributed to the design, implementation, and evaluation of numerous educational and professional development programs. Her commitment to teacher education and pedagogical design is grounded in her experience as a lifelong educator and a National Board Certified English, Civics, and Social Studies teacher in urban American public middle schools. Dr. Lee prepares K-12 and higher education faculty to work with diverse students by focusing on better understanding the pedagogical and curricular implications of ideology-in-practice.
๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐ซ. ๐‹๐ž๐ž ๐›๐ฒ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ฐ๐ฐ.๐ƒ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐“๐ก๐ž๐‡๐š๐ญ๐ž.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ

Episode 98: Making Civil Discourse Fun for the Next Generation… with Daniel Idfresne

One of the greatest problems we face in the battle we are fighting against woke culture and the perpetual victim mentality is that not enough young people are getting involved in a meaningful way. Striving for a more meaningful and civil discourse among those who have differing thoughts and opinions is not particularly fun or exciting, for most people, especially those of the younger generation. That is one reason I was so excited when I was able to make contact with this weekโ€™s guest.

Who is Daniel Idfresne?
Daniel Idfresne is a first generation American whose parents immigrated here from Haiti. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a senior at Brooklyn Technical High School. Daniel began to notice a trend among his peers recently where they were denouncing their white privilege online, updating their bios with gender pronouns and posting links to all kinds of different social justice causes. Daniel wanted no part of such divisive things, as heโ€™s a proponent of equality and pluralism. In school, Daniel noticed another trend where identity politics was becoming the norm. Classroom debates were dominated by a single point of view, and many would self-censor to avoid being demonized by those with the woke mob mentality. Heโ€™d had enough.