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Integrity Despite Moral Nonrecognition: Why Black Teachers Are Called to Teach
Philosophy of Education
I am a Black woman and former high school English teacher who struggled to maintain what bell hooks called an "integrity of being,"-or being truthful to my sense of self in a system designed to silence and assimilate that self. 1 I write this response in the California sunshine at Stanford University, instead of my old cozy classroom of high school juniors huddled together to read between the lines of Native Son. I haven't left teaching per se, but I've instead shifted from onedoi:10.47925/78.1.150 fatcat:q5mqk3bi55dxphdranzfw2ksqq