Why The Rise In African American Homeschooling, Part 2 – HIRL Episode 54

Free homeschool podcast discussing the rise in African American Homeschooling in America.This is the second installment in our two-part series, Why the Rise in African American Homeschooling? In part one we sat down for a rich discussion with Dr. Ama Mazama to discuss the  issues of racism in our school system and why so many African American families were choosing to leave the public school system to begin homeschooling.

Like us, many of our listeners responded to that first episode by telling us that their thoughts were really challenged on the hidden ways racism continues to thrive in the public school system and to some extent in the homeschool movement.

Now in this second part, we continue the discussion with homeschooling mom Belinda Bullard. Belinda shares with us some of the struggles she experienced when she decided to educate her children from home. She also shares her story of finding very limited options with Christian homeschooling curriculum and how she responded by creating her own inclusive curriculum that celebrates the African American heritage and aims to strengthen and empower the African American student and their family.

Once again, even if you are not an African American parent, we want to encourage our listeners to take part in this conversation. We have found that the reality of racism can even be found lurking in the shadows of Christian homeschooling. It is our hope that this podcast can help the discussion and be one step in trying to be a part of the solution to the reality of racism and inequality everywhere.

Timeline
3:57 – Introduction
12:00 – Interview Part 1
30:45 – Interview Part 2

Show Notes

Belinda Bullard’s Blessed Heritage Curriculum

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Music clips used on this show:

“George Street Shuffle” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

Why The Rise In African American Homeschooling, Part 1 – HIRL Episode 52

HIRL-Episode-52Last month, Fletch read an interesting article in The Washington Post called, Racism in Schools is Pushing More Black Families to Homeschool Their Children. The title alone was enough to get him interested, but in the article the writer discussed why there has been such a sharp rise in African American Homeschooling. We thought this was a good discussion to have with our listeners, so we pursued the author for an interview.

Dr. Ama Mazama, professor of African American Studies at Temple University and homeschooling parent, joins us for an important discussion. In our interview, Professor Mazama discusses her research and shares with us why she believes there has been a distinct rise in homeschooling among black families.

You will want to listen to this interview and join us as we explore the questions and challenges that this discussion creates.

Timeline
3:00 – Introduction
9:30 – Interview Part 1
35:20 – Interview Part 2

Show Notes

Dr. Mazama’s Biography

Racism in Schools is Pushing More Black Families to Homeschool Their Children.

Please visit our coffee sponsor: Caroline’s Coffee for 10% off any order.

Music clips used on this show:

“Night Cave” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.