Drick Boyd

Author, Popular Educator, Activist and Scholar
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In Praise of Social Justice: A Response to David Brooks

David Brooks is a New York Times columnist whose writings I generally find to be thoughtful and insightful. He is the author of five books that deal with the importance of developing personal...

Racist is a Condition, Not an Accusation

A Condition Not an Accusation "Racist” is a word we are hearing a great deal these days: the cops are racist, Confederate monuments are racist, the President is racist, our country was built on...

What Would a Post-Police Society Look Like?

The Call to Defund and Abolish Police Like many people I have been caught up in the events – the marches and rallies – following the tragic death of George Floyd. And like many others, I have cried...

Are We At The Growing Edge?

The Last Two Weeks As I write this, it has been two weeks since George Floyd was choked to death by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin; two weeks since Chauvin’s partners quietly looked on as...

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Paulo Freire: His Faith Spirituality and Theology

Co-author James Kirylo and I explore the Christian faith of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, best known for his critique of traditional “banking” education methods, and his development of critical pedagogy.  He is also considered one of the founders of popular education, linking learning with concrete action for social and political change.  However, little has been written about his personal faith.  We explore the spiritual and theological implications behind his thinking, political action, and fundamental concepts such as conscientization, humanization, conversion to the people, utopia and the primacy of love.  We also highlight Freire’s long time interaction with liberation theology and his difficult relationship with the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America.  The book also contains a moving foreword by Freire’s wife, Ana Maria “Nita” Freire. For seasoned readers of Freire, this book presents a unique perspective on his life and work.  For those unfamiliar with Freire, it is a good introduction to one of the seminal educational thinkers of our era. 

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