This one is for all the bloggers. I don't know why we all choose the blog as an outlet. For some people, it's a away to feel like you are being heard - if even only by your friends and family and anonymous strangers - in a world where it seems like you just can't … Continue reading An Homage To Alternative Points of View: An Exercise in Objectivity
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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The election-related political chatter is in full tilt as we approach election day. And this morning the "talk back" topic on CNN is about race and voting. In particular, asking why Obama is polling so poorly with "white voters": https://www.facebook.com/CarolCNN As somebody who studies cultural context for a living, I always get a little perturbed … Continue reading The Misguided Issue of Racial Politics: Especially Where “White People” Are Concerened
It would stand to reason that white folks in America should be able to take one on the chin every now and then given our American history of bigotry, oppression and otherwise mistreating minorities and non-white natives. We are due a few knocks and jibes. And we don't necessarily always help ourselves overcome narrow-minded and … Continue reading Some of My Best Friends Are White People
There used to be this blog I followed called "Stuff White People Like". One of said "stuff" was "irony". Ukeleles hadn't made it to thelist yet, but I am sure it would make the cut now. How is it that the tiny guitar made it to the top of the adorkable accessory list? I think … Continue reading Rock Out With Your Ukelele Out