Dr. Christopher Emdin

Dr. Christopher Emdin

*Dr. Christopher Emdin, a Black educator turned author, has written an unapologetic new book, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…And the Rest of Y’all, Too (Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education).”

The book is intended as a step-by-step guide on how to teach Black children who live in or come from at-risk neighborhoods, and even suggests these children, our children, should be taught using more of a gang-related strategy.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Emdin describes some of the reasons for his aproach.

“Gangs give their members true responsibility. They make their members feel like they’re part of a family — a unit that will protect them. They give members a sense of ‘cosmopolitanism,’ or make them feel they’re valued citizens of a larger community,” says the Columbia University Teacher’s College professor.  

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