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Black is…The Meaning of Color in the Classroom

I introduced alliteration and color association for poems and when we discussed black, the second graders said stuff like berries, birds, coffee, and when I did it with the third graders, they said sad, bad, evil, ugly, storms, chaos, etc. … Continue reading

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When Your Young Daughter Uses the N-Word…

We had our own interesting little experience several years ago when we returned home on a furlough. Our little girl has been raised for most of her life in Russia. After our first three years here in Russia we returned … Continue reading

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Learning Racial Inferiority

This happened when my stepson was around 5yrs old (he’s now 18). My stepson’s mother is white and Brazilian, his father is African-American. One day in the car, my stepson randomly asked why all black people are poor. His father … Continue reading

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