“Grit”: Demanding Superhuman from African Americans, Impoverished

While writing about Black Pathology and the Closing of the Progressive Mind, Ta-Nehisi Coates concludes his piece with a resounding rejection of the “grit” narrative:

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  3. lewisjjackson

    Reblogged this on Becoming Educated: A blog all about learning and commented:
    Not only is this oh so relevant to education, but it comes in a time where the talk about students having “grit” to be resilient. This whole notion of “grit” is too curiously simplified. A question: “if students have grit can they overcome traumatic experiences at home with abuse, or in school with identity stripping curricula practices, or on the playground with bullying?” What we may be missing is a understanding and fully development notion of who needs the grit.

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