EP 03 CH 2: Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schooling, ft. Tana Turner

By Noor El-Husseini

Podcast Music: Spinnin Tape

This podcast explores how anti-Black racism functions in schools and society both historically and contemporarily and the impact is has on Black students, families and educators. The speakers provide concrete examples of how educators can identify and disrupt structural patterns and ideologies that continue to disadvantage and harm Black students.

*Editor’s Note: At 3:56, when Tana states, “…streaming of Black students before their level of ability”, the correct phrasing is: “…streaming of Black students below their level of ability.”

About The Speaker

Tana Turner is an independent equity consultant. She has a B.A. and Master’s degree in Sociology and has worked as a Researcher and Policy Advisor in the provincial government. 

For the past 17 years, Tana has led her own consulting firm, Turner Consulting Group, which provides program evaluation, research, and community consultation expertise to support non-profits and public sector organizations to understand and better respond to the diversity of their employees and service users. 

She also was the co-investigator with Dr. Carl James of York University of the Towards Race Equity in Education Report.