I saw a statistic recently that said if roughly 4% of a population engages in protracted resistance (in the streets, civil/civic engagement, non-violent protest), that is the tipping point that you need, in order to actually create lasting change. If that number is sustained, typically, you will see social change. Not just here in America, but that tends to be the case all over the world.
(from Ms. Gladys) Our approach (and there are a variety of approaches but the approach that she was affiliated was looking at a model that says) from kindergarten until middle school, you should be at a 90/10 type of proportion as it pertains to your education. Ninety percent your own culture and ten percent the majority culture. This is the mathematical formula for education in a society were you are oppressed.
Then, in the middle school years, you ease into 50/50. Fifty percent your culture, fifty percent majority culture because you have to learn to live within the majority.
In high school, it should be 90/10 the other way. Ninety percent majority, 10 percent your own culture. This allows you to have a foundation in your peoplehood and who you are so that when you navigate the majority world, you are not enthralled with it.
- books on culturally responsive education
- books on culturally responsive teaching
- read everything by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu (he is an academic that writes for the people; no fancy words; keeps it plain)