Ethnicity vs Race

Ethnicity vs Race
September 20th, 2012
Written by Rebecca Fortner in Cultural Uniqueness, Ethnicity vs Race with 1 Comment
The phone rings. It’s the school, accusing your child of making racist remarks. The first emotion is embarrassment, next is the question, where did your child learn about racism? Then, you wonder if you inadvertently taught it to your child? Did they learn it from peers? Did it come from television? Finally, parents begin the quest of getting to the root of the problem and fixing it. Luckily,...
August 31st, 2012
During the 2012 Republican Convention, diversity window dressing and collective amnesia about the systemic racial discrimination in this country was in full regalia. Throughout the convention, a parade of new minority faces crossed the stage. There was Mia Love, a black, Mormon mayor of a small town in Utah who is currently running for Congress. Are we to believe that she is just one of many...
August 27th, 2012
A report from the Center for American Progress released August 22, 2012, indicates there are “lingering vestiges of racial inequality” in America’s schools when it comes to state and local education “per-pupil” spending on students of color. Another report released August 20, 2012, by the Pew Hispanic Center says Hispanics are now “the largest minority group among the nation’s four-year colleges...
June 8th, 2012
Is it too much to expect our teachers to model inclusiveness in the classroom, both in words and action? If teachers tolerate or practice racism, what can one expect from the students they teach?A report this week illustrated how a middle-school teacher in Waterbury, Connecticut was put on administrative leave for making an inappropriate remark to one her black students in front of the entire...
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