This short video explains through the eyes of six young women how "cultural" costumes can be hurtful and can be an inadvertent racial and ethnic slight. In light of the emerging research on how schools across the country are seeing increased overt expressions of racism given the political climate, this video educates us all on how we must commit to cultural responsive decisions that honors all of our students and their cultural identity. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us. We hope these videos open up dialogue and help Hillcrest teachers, staff, students & parents talk about the kind of school community we would like to cultivate.
Thank you so much,
Maria McCormick and Ellie Judy