Danielle Slaughter

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Writer, Mamademics

Atlanta, Georgia

Danielle Slaughter is a wife, mom and doctoral student in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition. She is a native of Detroit, a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (B.A. in English), as well as a graduate of Georgia State University (M.A. in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition). She currently lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and son. She takes care of her son while finishing her doctoral studies, teaching online and in the evenings on campus, and running her crochet business, Hook Smart.

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Posted Mar. 15, 2018

If You Give White Teachers Guns, I’m Pulling My Black Son out of School

On December 14, 2012, a shooter walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children and six…

By Danielle Slaughter

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 20, 2020

More Than Anything, I #LoveTeaching for the Relationships We Build Along the Way

When I divulge to strangers that I am a high school English teacher, I am typically met with skepticism. “You teach teenage brats all day?…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Is American History and Should Be Celebrated All Year Long

As a Minnesotan, February is a signal that the warmth of spring is so close yet so far away (seriously, last Thursday the high was two…

By Simone Hardeman-Jones

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