The Aftermath VII: Don't Just Complain — Organize - OZY | A Modern Media Company

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

Because educating children is the country’s most important job.

By Cameo George

Part 7 of The Aftermath With Christina Greer, a provocative OZY original series featuring candid conversations between Black thought leaders who are coming to terms with what a Trump presidency could mean for the communities they represent.

“I can’t let her worry me,” is how Dr. Micia Mosely, the executive director of Black Teacher Project, responds to questions about Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s controversial nominee for secretary of education. Mosely says it is clear that DeVos’ views on public-school funding and her pro-voucher philosophy are “completely antithetical” to her own. And yet she believes that, right now, working with allies who are also laser-focused on teacher preparedness and equal-educational opportunity for all kids, regardless of race or class, is a much better use of time.

On November 9, President Obama promised those reeling from Donald J. Trump’s election stunner that “the sun will still rise in the morning.” Ten weeks later, on the eve of Trump’s inauguration, the sun continues to rise — and OZY is pleased to bring forth stories, conversations and viewpoints from across the political spectrum.

Tomorrow, we’ll kick off a yearlong series that will bring you political reporting from every state in the nation. We will continue to showcase conservative and liberal thought leaders, like Paul RyanKarl Rove and Al Franken. This week, we are pleased to present this seven-part video op-ed series featuring political scientist Christina Greer. The focus? How African-Americans are dealing with the aftermath of the 2016 election.

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