The students of color in your classroom experience discrimination every day, in small and large ways. They don’t often see themselves represented in their textbooks, and encounter hostility in school, and outside. For them race is a constant reality, and an issue they need, and want, to discuss. Failure to do so can inhibit their academic performance.
Failure to discuss race prevents White students from getting a real, critical and deep understanding of our society and their place in it. It is essential for the well-being of all students that they learn to have constructive conversations about the history of race in this country, the impact of racism on different ethnic communities, and how those communities and cultures contribute to society.
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McCary, Jennifer. “A Developmental Approach to Civility and Bystander Intervention.” Talking About Race: Alleviating the Fear. Eds. Steven Grineski , Julie Landsman , Robert Simmons III. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2013.
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