52 episodes

Hard conversations about race, parenting, segregation, and inequities in our schools.

The Integrated Schools Podcast Courtney Mykytyn, Andrew Lefkowits

    • Parenting
    • 4.9, 140 Ratings

Hard conversations about race, parenting, segregation, and inequities in our schools.

    Revisiting Not In My Suburbs: Milliken v Bradley @46

    Revisiting Not In My Suburbs: Milliken v Bradley @46

    We revisit our episode on Milliken v Bradley from a year ago. Joined by Michelle Adams, Constitutional Law Professor at Cardozo School of Law, who is writing a book on Milliken v Bradley, we discuss the case that functionally halted the promise of Brown v Board at the city limits, allowing all-White suburbs (created through policies like redlining) to maintain all-White schools.

    • 47 min
    IntegrateNYC: Youth Voice for Real Integration

    IntegrateNYC: Youth Voice for Real Integration

    IntegrateNYC is a youth led organization fighting for integration and equity in NYC schools. We're joined by two high school students to talk about why integration matters, and what real integration looks like.

    • 39 min
    White Supremacy and Black Educational Excellence: Hidden Stories of the Integration Movement

    White Supremacy and Black Educational Excellence: Hidden Stories of the Integration Movement

    The stories we tell about past efforts at desegregation often overlook the excellence in Black schools prior to Brown v. Board, and the organized, grassroots work from White women to maintain White superiority at the local level despite federal efforts towards desegregation. In an edited version of the NCSD 2020 Conference Keynote, we hear from Dr. Vanessa Siddle- Walker and Dr. Elizabeth McRea, in a conversation facilitated by Dani McClain. In opening remarks from Courtney Martin, and closing remarks from Andrew Lefkowits, we are asked to conjure the late Integrated Schools founder, Courtney Everts Mykytyn, and to reflect on her impact on the integration movement.

    • 1 hr
    Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey

    Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey

    What is a healthy racial identity for a White person, and how do we help our White children develop one? We're joined by Dr. Jennifer Harvey to discuss her book, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, as well her personal journey towards anti-racist organizing, educating, and child rearing.

    • 58 min
    Brown v Board at 66 (BONUS)

    Brown v Board at 66 (BONUS)

    Today, May 17th, is the 66th anniversary of the Brown v. Board decision. Last year, we created a 6 part mini-series to commemorate the 65th anniversary, and we're going to be revisiting that mini-series over the next 6 weeks.

    • 3 min
    COVID-19: Matt Gonzales on Equity

    COVID-19: Matt Gonzales on Equity

    We're joined by Matt Gonzales, the founder and director of the Integration and Innovation Initiative at the NYU Metro Center to discuss what equity looks like in the midst of this crisis, and how we can leverage community, relationships, and vulnerability to improve our educational system on the other side.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

lanairene27 ,

Informative and inspiring

A fantastic, informative podcast. It’s eye opening and the stories of those integrating and being allies of anti-rasicm is inspiring.

Lechicgeek ,

A must-listen

This podcast has changed my life. I used to have very racist views on education (despite being a self identified liberal). My journey towards being an anti-racist is ongoing and this podcast is so helpful! Love the more personal narrative podcasts.

ettaj23 ,

Excellent podcast for ways to engage in anti-racism work for families and communities

I have really enjoyed the thoughtful and important discussions of these podcasts. They have helped me to think a lot about my choices, my privilege and how I want to raise my children. I have enjoyed the personal stories, the guest speakers and the historical context that is explained. I find this podcast incredibly valuable and really can’t wait to keep hearing more.

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