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“Opt out now”: The Seattle NAACP revives the legacy W.E.B Du Bois, demands an end to Common Core testing | I AM AN EDUCATOR


W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963) was a civil rights activist, sociologist, historian, polemicist & editor. He was the 1st African-American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard & a founder of the NAACP. His book The Souls of Black Folk (1903) in which he described blacks’ “double consciousness” and famously predicted, “The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line.” His writings had enormous influence on civil rights activists & on the burgeoning fields of black history and black…


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I grew up with two big brothers who would try to make it as clear as possible that I could not do what boys can. They played football growing up and I wanted to play with them, but I'm a few years younger and a lot smaller than they are. I had my mind made up that I would learn how to throw a football so they'd have to let me play. I learned to throw and I was good at it. All anyone needs is opportunity and determination.