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Confronting racist stereotypes in Princeton’s high school musical

Did you follow the controversy surrounding Princeton High School’s production of  “Anything Goes” in the spring?  Student Michaela Guo, who played in the orchestra and is Managing Editor of The Tower, the school newspaper, brought the issue to light in…

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How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy by Brent Staples

In his New York Times editorial, Staples argues that the 19th century creation of the ignominious blackface character Jim Crow cemented the demeaning stereotype in American consciousness and was expressed in popular culture, the entertainment world, commercial household items, and…

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It’s Time for Educators to Talk About Dr. Seuss

What was your favorite Dr. Seuss book?  Mine was The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.  March 2, the birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was adopted in 1998 by the National Education Association as “Read across America”…

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Why We Struggle to Say ‘I Love You’

Following Sandra Oh’s telling her parents “I love you.” in Korean as she accepted the Golden Globe, Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses parent-child relationships in the Asian American community and the price paid for the lack of representation and the presentation…

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Race, Gender and Culture in Video Game Playing and Making: What’s at Stake? March 27, 2018 webinar

RACE, GENDER AND CULTURE IN VIDEO GAME PLAYING AND MAKING: WHAT’S AT STAKE? A Talking Race & Kids online conversation with Dr. Gabriela Richard (Assistant Professor of Learning, Design and Technology at Penn State University and editor of Diversifying Barbie…

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