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Race, Human Development, and the Anatomy of
an Apology

Tony Bradburn
March 20, 2024

  • Engage in an exploration of human development and how humans develop differently based on race.

  • Navigate to draft a personal action plan.

  • Guiding questions: How do I know if race is at play? What can I do about it?

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Tony Bradburn, 48, has fathered four beautiful children and has worked in public education as a teacher and administrator for 26 years. He is currently the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in District 214. Prior to that he was a principal, Humanities Director, the Division Head for English, ESL, and Reading and an English teacher.


He has been nominated for Golden Apple’s Excellence in Leadership, received the Writing Achievement Award, voted to give the commencement address at Rolling Meadows High School, earned the Outstanding Teacher award from University of Chicago, received the international Library of Poetry’s Editor’s Choice Award, and garnered Dundee Crown’s Teacher of the Year. He founded the group Activists for Racial Equity, published an essay in Impact: Personal Portraits of Activism, was featured on the YouTube series Quadrants and Race and Two Brothers: Raised Together, and is a repeated guest on the radio program Sabor y Sabiduria.


He has facilitated an Equity Audit, led professional development workshops nationally, founded an MLK scholarship, developed new course offerings, launched summer reading programs, and collaborated to revise the Social Studies standards.

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