Sharing power requires making the invisible visible and allowing everyone — not only those with privilege — to connect, engage, and learn. How can we see our power and privilege with new eyes and cede it in our relationships?
The notion that we must eliminate bias has paved every path that we walk as educators. As a community, we have spent significant emotional and financial resources attending to and trying to rid ourselves of bias. The anti-bias movement isn’t wrong. But it isn’t entirely right, either. Equity work needs bias — it just needs a different kind.
How do we move past our conditioned responses as we design for equity? We offer three mantras for equity-centered improvement, innovation, and design.