Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Protest Music

Some of my older white friends have been asking, "Where's the protest music for this movement?" Here are a few from Black men I'm listening to right now, but there is so much more. We can't normally hear this music because our white bubbles deafen us. These are mostly new new songs, but you don't have to dig at all to find that Black people have been making protest music for a long, long time. If we haven't heard it, think what else we've been missing.

As early childhood educators and parents of young children, we should know it's not their job to be heard. It's our job to get close enough, and be open enough, that we can listen.

I urge you to take a little time today to listen your way through this list, feel the tears on your cheeks, then use that feeling to act.


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