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The danger of teaching children to be ‘colorblind’ by Marie-Anne Suizzo

In her work, Suizzo, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, notes that “white anxiety starts during childhood when white children are often taught that all skin colors are equal and…

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Teacher: A student told me I ‘couldn’t understand because I was a white lady.’ Here’s what I did then.

Award-winning teacher Emily E. Smith describes the lesson one of her students taught her that changed how she teaches.  “[M]y children knew about white privilege before I did. The closest I could ever come was empathy. My curriculum from then…

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