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The Chicago Principals & Administrators Association has released a plan -- Return to an

Less than 17% of principals and assistant principals believe the district is prepared and ready to open schools.

CPAA president, Troy LaRaviere, participated in a joint school reopening press conference with the Chicago Teachers Union.

CPS principals and assistant principals have worked longer and harder than any other staff in the district during this COVID-19 crisis. Yet district management continues to insult school leaders and take them for granted. 

For the past couple weeks, Chicago based Groupon has handed over its social media audience of 22 million to African American entrepreneurs, activists, and leaders to amplify their voices during the Black Live Matter Awakening that has taken place across the nation and the world since the murder of George Perry Floyd at the hands of policemen. Groupon calls the effort #PassTheMic. 

Part III

In Part One of this series we looked at the origins of racism. In Part Two we analyzed several forms of racism with a focus on conditioned racism. In this third and final installment, we will look at strategies and tactics for dismantling racism.

Part II: Racism Defined / How Racism Works

Part One of our primer on confronting American racism discussed the creation of racism. We learned racist ideas were concocted to justify the absolute exploitation of African people and pit European workers against them. The concoction and consumption of racist ideas to justify racial inequities and pit groups against one another has continued and evolved uninterrupted for nearly 400 years.

Part I: The Construction of Racism

After the video of the murder of George Floyd started to dominate the news cycle, it took several days for me to force myself to watch it. All nine-minutes of it. The anguish that swelled within me was so overpowering that it felt as if it was going to burn away pieces of my soul. A couple of days later I found myself in jail after being arrested while participating in a protest demonstration near Trump Tower.

CPAA Files Lawsuit to Protect Your Health

Even after the COVID-19 related deaths of two CPS employees, CPS continues to fail to provide the essential protections needed to keep people safe at school buildings. In response, CPAA filed a lawsuit on April 27 with the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County.