A really interesting introspective perspective from a “White” mom on teaching about White privilege in schools….
The other day, I came across a tweet about a Wisconsin school being investigated for teaching white privilege. Apparently, a parent at this particular school became very upset after reading the content of a course her son was taking titled “American Diversity.” The mother felt the curriculum was being used to teach white students that they are racist and oppressive. She also felt the lesson on white privilege made her son feel unearned guilt for being white.
I can’t speak to how the material was presented or what the exact lesson plans were, but my takeaway is simple: kids aren’t the only ones who need these lesson—adults do, too.
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I didn’t grow up rich, but I could identify Edvard Grieg’s “Morning Mood” by the time I was, like, seven. Both my parets are college educated which made my home growing up an education in itself. Privelage doesn’t just mean money.