Toxic Leadership In Nice White Parents

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"Nice White Parents" is a podcast series produced by Serial and The New York Times. "The Book of Status," is a story which follows the unifying efforts made by the New York City public school named "PS 307". The school was located in a predominantly Black and Latino neighborhood of Boerum Hill. Conflict arises between the school's white parents and the existing Black and Latino community, which causes tensions and power dynamics between the groups. It explores the complex relationship between white parents' belief that their voices should be the primary ones driving school policy, despite the fact their interest in school policy newly arised, while the Black and Latino families have been there for generations. Additionally, the white parents' …show more content…

It includes destructive, abusive, or manipulative behaviors. These leaders often prioritize their own interests over those of the organization or their team. Toxic leadership also includes characteristics such as being narcissistic, controlling, and lacking empathy for others. Toxic leadership behaviors are extremely prevalent in "Nice White Parents" Episode 1, "The Book of Status,". First of all, the white parents' actions are toxic. They never had a genuine desire to improve the school system for all students. Second, the white parents are always exhibiting their superiority. This leads them into pushing the ideas of the dual-language program in French, while the Black and Latino families are fighting for basic needs for their children. Secondly, the white parents' actions reflect a lack of consideration for the majority. They make decisions about where the direction the school is heading without consulting or collaborating with the existing families. Finally, the behavior of the white parents reflects a lack of awareness of their privilege and the ways in which it can be harmful. They assume that their desires and priorities should take precedence over those of the Black and Latino families, reflecting a lack willingness to listen and learn from

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