Stacey Uy

When our national story is devoid of truth, we are not giving students the tools and ancestral knowledge they need to make a better world possible. We are simply teaching them to adapt to the status quo. As an Asian student in a mostly white community, I had to seek Black, Indigenous, queer, and Asian perspectives on my own as an adult. I can only imagine who I’d be had I learned earlier, had I been taught narratives that allowed me to love myself. As educators, it’s our duty to prevent this cycle from perpetuating. Teach our true history.