Recent reports of the schooling experiences of Black students in elementary, middle, and high school in Toronto tell a story of negligence and disregard. This disregard includes a lack of access to appropriate reading materials and supportive relationships with teachers and administrators.
I caught on to a troubling story on Instagram last week about a Black student named Genesis. The photo of her bloody and bruised eye gave me pause. She reportedly suffered ongoing bullying by a white male peer at Glenview Public school, which is located in a wealthy Toronto neighborhood.