One of the things that I love about the archetype of the witch are the strong ties to activism. From W.I.T.C.H.’s unique brand of intersectional feminism in the 1960’s, to modern day hexes on the current administration and their cronies, the witch is a powerful symbol of resistance. With that in mind, I’d like to shift this week’s edition of Spellbook Saturday away from the occult and towards matters of social importance.
I’ve been deeply dismayed to hear of some recent incidents in my community involving hate speech in schools, and knowing I have a few friends and followers working in education, I wanted to share this absolute gem of a book!
In my past work, I was very lucky to see Dr. Tatum speak following the release of the 20th anniversary edition of her incredible work Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race— and not surprisingly, she was astounding.
Meticulously researched but infinitely readable, Dr. Tatum addresses institutional racism’s effects in the public school system in such a powerful and clear manner– I cannot recommend this book enough.
As a white person actively trying to dismantle my privilege and engage in anti-racism, this book was formative in my own education, and it’s my sincerest hope that it connects with you as well!