Tag Archives: race and education

School ends discriminatory student election policy–What took so long?

written by co-editor Tami Winfrey Harris Rarely does a racial firestorm put itself out cleanly and to everyone’s satisfaction within days. But that’s what happened in the case of Nettleton Middle School in Mississippi, which has corrected its baffling policy … Continue reading

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Diversity 101

When my son was four (he’s now nine), and home from preschool because of a cold, I took him to work with me. I teach English at a private, historically black college, and my son was always an easy kid … Continue reading

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Confronting racism in public schools

Some of you may be following the disturbing situation in Wisconsin’s Monona Grove School District. Joel Wagner, gang detective for the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, said a known gang called The Hicks or The Hicks Clan has been identified in … Continue reading

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Is a diverse environment enough to innoculate children against racism?

written by Love Isn’t Enough editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally published at What Tami Said A Love Isn’t Enough reader, Miriam S., sent me a link to a post on Motherlode, The New York Times’ parenting blog. In it, guest … Continue reading

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Are there no prisons? The value of little black girls or A (modern) Christmas Carol

written by Love Isn’t Enough editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally published at What Tami Said Are there no workhouses? Are there no prisons? – Ebeneezer Scrooge, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”   WISN-TV in Milwaukee reports: A Milwaukee teacher is … Continue reading

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Education–a right and a responsibility

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Jennifer; originally posted at Mixed Race America Let me first say that I am entirely biased. I am a university professor. I have spent A LOT of time in classrooms, as a student and … Continue reading

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Declaration of independence

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Alissa McElreath, also published at the Family Education Network When I teach the first semester of Freshman Composition, I usually assign a particular reading to my students–one dealing with the question of public space, what … Continue reading

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The new generation of young, gifted and black: What do they owe the black community?

[This post is the latest installment in our monthlong series on race and education.] written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Max Reddick; originally posted at soulbrother v.2 I spent Sunday afternoon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville getting young Aaron Beaste checked in … Continue reading

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Annoying parent strikes again

[The following is part of our monthlong series on race, school and education.] written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Liana; originally posted at Welcome to the Dollhouse I think I’m in danger of getting my daughter kicked out of her daycare … Continue reading

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Open thread and ARP link: Teachers talking race

Look for a quote from Carmen in this article from Teaching Tolerance: Nuri Vargas knows how it feels to be silenced. Not long ago, while working in a school near San Diego,  Calif., Vargas was talking with another teacher when … Continue reading

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Lessons Not Taught

[Following is the latest in our month-long series on race and education.] written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee September is here and with it comes the knowledge that the house will be peaceful once again. As much as I love … Continue reading

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How can colleges become more welcoming to black students?

Since we’re talking race and education this month, I thought I’d direct readers to a guest post on Stuff White People Do. In it, a young, black grad student describes the alienation and marginalization she feels in one predominately white academic … Continue reading

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Teaching not preaching

[This month at ARP, we are featuring a series of posts on race and education/school.] written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Jennifer; originally posted at Mixed Race America It’s that time of year — you can see it in the panic … Continue reading

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Back to (home) school

[This month on ARP, we're exploring the intersection of race and education. Below is the next installment of the series.] written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman We’re homeschoolers and have been since our son Noah left preschool seven years … Continue reading

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From “Chinese eyes” to Asian American

[To commemorate what is back-to-school time for many families, over the next month, Anti-Racist Parent will discuss education and race. You'll hear from parents teaching children to navigate race bias from fellow students and teachers, educators striving to be anti-racist teachers, … Continue reading

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