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How teachers can support students during Ramadan

Rusul Alrubail gives a brief explanation of Ramadan observances and notes that space, understanding and empathy are what Muslim students want from their schools and teachers.  To read the complete essay, click here.  Ramadan mubarak. Advertisements

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Existing While Black: Irrational Fear Is the New Breed of Racism

Describing some of the many recent instances of white people calling the police or security about people of color, Richard J. Reddick comments in Fortune: “[T]hese instances experienced by black people and people of color illuminate how routine life experiences…

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White Affirmative Action Strikes Again

“The Waffle House shooter had his guns taken away and given back to him, and the question is whether or not that would’ve happened if Travis Reinking was Black. His father, who ultimately was given the guns back by the…

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It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Zachary Wright, a white man and 12th-grade literature teacher, relates how he came to understand his complicity in the perpetuation of systems of racial oppression. “The tearing down of implicit racial bias is not a one-off exercise, but rather something…

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Beyond Starbucks: How Racism Shapes Customer Service

Following the Starbucks incident, in which a barista called 911 because two African American men were waiting in the store, researchers Alexandra C. Feldberg and Tami Kim report their findings about discrimination in customer service in the hospitality industry.  Beyond…

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