Camille Breaux served 20 years in the U.S. Navy (2001-2021) and is currently the Eastern Regional Organizer for Common Defense, a progressive veteran organization. She resides in Tennessee and is a proud mom of three small children and a military wife. Through her own experiences of racism, sexism, birthing rights issues and mental health in the military, she offers a perspective that brings empowerment and information to build community.
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January 9, 2024
My child's class recently was assigned homework that asked culturally intrusive questions about where our family came from prior to them "moving" to America. There were questions such as, "Why did they “move” to America?", "Do we have anything in our homes that comes from that country?" and "List any recipes that come from that region." Being a black mother raising black children, I was not surprised but deeply concerned about why this was assigned to 8-year-old second graders. I learned that this is part of the Tennessee States Studies curriculum.