Flipping the narrative: If those who raise concerns about equity in an institution face greater hostility, if they are labeled as militant or angry for telling the racial equity truth, if they are silenced or made to feel less central to this institution, then, we should see these actions as a failure of equity leadership and the signs of a “sick” institution.
Start where we need to be: equity is neither optional nor negotiable. We should be able to say: “This is who we are as [a school] and these are the values to which we will be held accountable.”
Our best resources are equity minded individuals. When we make them the center of our institutions we are primed for equity progress.