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What are we letting go of in ‘Letting Go of Literary Whiteness’?

Carlin Borsheim-Black and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, authors of Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students, explain the shift in perspective needed for true, anti-racist literary instruction. “A critical focus on Whiteness . . . helps us to…

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, 2019

From Teaching Tolerance: National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. And while we’re grateful for teachers who respect and uplift the identities of all of their students year-round, we also appreciate heritage months that offer a special…

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Why We Should Teach The Truth About American History by Patrick Wang

The New York Times conducts an annual student editorial contest.  Following is an entry that argues for the teaching of an unfiltered version of American history. Why We Should Teach The Truth About American History by Patrick Wang , 16…

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Continuing Conversation, June 3, 2019: Racial Literacy

One year after the first Princeton High School Racial Literacy class was taught, Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson, Ms. Patty Manhart, and their students will present “Racial Literacy: Tell Me Who You Are” As Dr. B-J wrote, “The goal of racial literacy…

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Teaching First-Graders About Microaggressions by Bret Turner

A teacher shares an approach to helping first-graders understand microaggressions.  “A critical difference between microaggressions and other instances of hurt feelings is the impact—a steady, slow-burning, detrimental accumulation of biases played out with words and actions. . . . Supporting…

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