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Copy of Spiritual Weapons: Black Female Principals and Religio-Spirituality
Transcript of Copy of Spiritual Weapons: Black Female Principals and Religio-Spirituality
"Every morning as I'm coming to work I say a prayer, 'God help me to make good decisions and do what's best for these kids.'" Researchers thought we sometimes de-legitimise religio-spiritual practice in leadership and overemphasize managerial and policy-driven skills. These principals had the courage to run the school the way they saw fit.
"The nice thing about this job is I have found a way to lead that fits for me." These principals know that "in a racist and sexist society the concept of a Black woman empowered by God is doubly radical." -- Claudia Tate
"I know what they call strong, Black women behind their backs."
"They don't want Black women at the top anyway."
"I have folks that don't want to take orders from a Black woman." "When all is said and done, I have to answer to the school board and to God!" Ultimately, these women want to emulate Christ whose work is widely considered the work of justice. Spirituality and Gender Protectors Prayer Right Leadership? Gender Roles Spirituality Leads to Social Justice