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The “Third World” Is Not Your Classroom

Courtney Martin, a white American, describes her college junior year semester abroad in South Africa and the lessons she learned. “[H]ow do you prime Americans, especially the young and high-achieving, for humility and even reverence? . . . . Humility,…

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White Teachers Need to See Color. Here’s Why. On why “I don’t see color” is so problematic.

Joy Mohammed instructs teachers about their obligation to recognize their students of color for whom they are.  “The cure for racism in education is not colorblindness. Colorblindness erases the student’s individuality in the educational space. The statement is a microaggression,…

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Student-Moderated School Board Candidates’ Forum, Sunday, October 8, 2017, 7 pm

Not in Our Town is sponsoring a forum for the six candidates for the Princeton Board of Education on October 8, 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton.  The event is being organized…

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After 60 Years, Are We Honoring the Little Rock Nine?

Commemorating on September 25 the anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, AK by the Little Rock Nine, the nine brave African American students who were the first to attend the formerly all white school, Martine…

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The Color of Emotion: Teachers’ Racialized Interpretations of Children’s Emotion and Student Outcomes

Amy Halberstadt received a William T. Grant Foundation grant for her work about how “practices that reduce racial bias among teachers can respond to gaps in academic and disciplinary outcomes between Black and White students. . . . . Teachers…

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