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The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers - High School Students Write Racial Literacy Textbook. Seventeen-year-old Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi want to change the world and they’re already on their way to doing just that. Priya and Winona are the co-founders and co-presidents of the textbook Princeton Choose: The Classroom Index. That's right, they designed and created their own textbook with the help of Princeton University’s Department of African American Studies. Unlike other textbooks, The Classroom Index pairs the stories of marginalized people both local to Princeton High School (where both Priya and Winona are students) and nationwide with current cultural and historic events in an effort to make the discussion of racial literacy that much more engaging to students and teachers.

And it's the winner of the 2016 Princeton University Princeton Prize in Race Relations, the 2016 Joint Effort’s Witherspoon-Jackson Community Youth To Watch, and the 2016 Not In Our Town’s Unity Award, among others . Teen Vogue: There are a lot of issues with high school history/textbooks. Spain's Moriscos: a 400 year old Muslim tragedy is a story for today | Books. I first heard about the expulsion of the 17th-century Spanish Muslims known as Moriscos back in 1992, when I was living in Barcelona. This was during the 500th anniversary of Spain’s euphemistically titled “encounter” with the New World; I was familiar with the expulsion of the Jews by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492, but I knew nothing of the tragedy of the Moriscos – known as “little Moors” – that took place more than a century later. Even then, I was moved by the tragic fate of these forced converts to Christianity.

They were marginalised and persecuted for more than a century before the Spanish state decided they were incapable of becoming “good and faithful” Christians – but they still considered themselves Spaniards even when they were dumped on the beaches of north Africa. This episode did not sit well with the triumphalist tone of the quincentennial celebrations. Reading those yellowed, barely legible letters, I felt that I was holding history in my fingers. Extract Buy the book. What I Will Teach On Inauguration Day (and Every Day After) - The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools. The Cost of Being First. What it means to be black in the American educational system. Study Finds Students Of All Races Prefer Teachers Of Color. The Hidden Cost of Race. Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed. A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

LA Johnson/NPR hide caption toggle caption LA Johnson/NPR A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble. First, a story: Late one night, a man searches for something in a parking lot. A woman passes, stops, takes in the scene. "What are you looking for? "My car keys. "You dropped them right around here? " "Oh, no. "Then why are you looking here? " The man pauses to consider the question. "Because this is where the light is. " New research from the Yale Child Study Center suggests that many preschool teachers look for disruptive behavior in much the same way: in just one place, waiting for it to appear.

The problem with this strategy (besides it being inefficient), is that, because of implicit bias, teachers are spending too much time watching black boys and expecting the worst. The study. Growing up poor taught me that good opportunities aren’t enough to guarantee a better life. Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common excuses, debunked. This year’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions yielded an unexpected takeaway: Most Americans don’t know much about slavery.

On the latest episode of her MTV web series Decoded, comedian and activist Franchesca Ramsey highlighted the unfortunate tendency many Americans have to ignore or erase the role slavery played in the country’s past. "We talk about race a lot on this show," Ramsey said. "But thanks to our current election cycle, apparently we have to go back to the beginning to shed some light on the myths people use to justify slavery.

" After Michelle Obama’s DNC speech about her historical legacy as the first black first lady "living in a house built by slaves," slavery fact-checking ensued. But the fact that people tried to suggest otherwise shows just how little many Americans know about an institution that defined the country at its inception, and how that ignorance prevents us from taking an honest look at the country’s horrific past. 1) "Slaves were well-fed" Simone Manuel gave proof that America's ugly history with black swimmers could be cracking. Medal count | Olympic schedule | Olympic news RIO DE JANEIRO – The tears trickled down her cheek immediately after she sang two words: “gave proof.” Whether it was just a neat bit of timing or her recognizing the history she made, it was perfect that Simone Manuel, standing atop an Olympic podium, a gold medal hanging from her neck, the first black American female swimmer to have won one, happened to melt at the precise moment in “The Star-Spangled Banner” that encapsulated her night.

Gave proof. She didn’t just give it to black Americans. Reducing Thursday to that would be wrong. What Manuel did at the Rio Games’ Olympic Aquatics Stadium – storm back from a deficit in the 100-meter freestyle mad dash, set the Olympic record in 52.70 seconds and tie 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak for the rare two-gold race – was give it to Americans, period. Understand, this dates back nearly 100 years, to the public-swimming boom of the 1920s and ’30s, when pools shot up across the United States.

What I said when my white friend asked for my black opinion on white privilege — Quartz. Yesterday, I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism. I feel compelled to publish not only his query but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse for more than just a handful of folks on Facebook. Here’s his post: “To all of my black or mixed-race FB friends, I must profess a blissful ignorance of this “white privilege” which I’m apparently guilty of possessing. Not being able to fully put myself in the shoes of someone from a background/race/religion/gender/nationality/body type that differs from my own makes me part of the problem, according to what I’m now hearing.Despite my treating everyone with respect and humor my entire life (as far as I know), I’m somehow complicit in the misfortune of others.

Here’s my response: Hi Jason, First off, I hope you don’t mind that I’ve quoted your post and made it part of mine. There are two reasons for this: 1.) 1.) Two Books Bill O'Reilly--and all Americans--Should Read. The last two weeks in American politics and society have been full of controversies and debates, but none engaged with our collective memories and historical narratives more overtly than did the response to Michelle Obama’s statement, in the midst of her powerful speech to the Democratic National Convention, that “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” Putting on his amateur historian hat, Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly took it upon himself to fact-check Obama, admitting that slaves were among the workers who built the White House but arguing that those slaves were “well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government.”

The responses to O’Reilly’s response have been swift and ongoing, and have featured a veritable who’s who of historians of slavery and the African American experience. There’s no doubt that O’Reilly, and all Americans, would benefit from reading into the impressive and growing body of scholarship on slavery in America. Black Lives Matter Founders Describe 'Paradigm Shift' In The Movement : Code Switch. Npr. There's a reason Jose Luis Vilson's students learn in groups: He wants them to feel comfortable working with anyone in the classroom, something he's realized in his 11 years of teaching doesn't always come naturally. "I don't really give students a chance to self-select until later on, when I feel like they can pretty much group with anybody," he says.

Vilson teaches math at a public middle school just north of Harlem in New York City. Most of his students are Latino and African-American, and Vilson pays close attention to the fact that their racial identities affect their experiences in the classroom. Children entering adolescence, he knows, are less likely to maintain cross-racial friendships as they grow older. But teachers like him may be able to help change that, according to a new study led by researchers from New York University. In past decades, it's become increasingly clear that diversity in classrooms isn't just a buzzword. This is where teachers like Vilson can have an impact. Black And White Americans Are 'Worlds Apart' On Views Of Race, Pew Survey Says : Code Switch. As the Obama presidency draws to a close, white and black Americans are deeply divided on views of race relations in the United States, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

The report, titled On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites are Worlds Apart, found that just 8 percent of black Americans say the changes needed to achieve racial equality for blacks in the U.S. have already been made, while nearly 40 percent of white Americans say the same thing. As to whether the country will ever achieve racial equality — defined in the survey as an environment in which blacks and whites are treated with equal fairness — blacks are far less optimistic than whites.

Just 43 percent of blacks believe the country will never get there, while 75 percent of whites are optimistic that it will. Juliana Horowitz, associate director of research for Pew, notes that there are views that black and white survey respondents held in equal measure. Here are some more highlights. What summertime means for black children versus what it means for white kids — Quartz. The arrival of summer generates excitement—but it could also bring challenges for both parents and educators. Many students experience a loss in math learning during the summer months known commonly as “summer slide.”

Students from middle-class families may not be as affected as they have access to more resources to make up for the learning loss. However, those from lower-income backgrounds could experience significant losses, particularly in math and reading. Researchers point to the summer slide as a contributing factor in the persistent academic achievement gap between students from lower-income backgrounds and their middle-class peers. But, does race also conflate with class, when it comes to summer slide? We are education researchers who are black and parents to two black children—one in elementary school and another in preschool. We feel the weight of summer—both for its limitations and its possibilities.

Summer goals for black parents Black students’ mis-education. Michelle Obama praises diverse grads in commencement speech. Jun. 3, 2016 10:17 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama praised the diverse graduates of the city's oldest public institution of higher learning and took a mild swipe at Donald Trump as she delivered the last commencement address of her tenure as U.S. first lady on Friday. Bebeto Matthews First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to the class of 2016 in her final commencement speech as first lady, Friday June 3, 2016, during commencement at CCNY in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) City University of New York Chancellor James Milliken, left, and City College of New York (CCNY) President Lisa Coico, right, confers First Lady Michelle Obama with a honorary degree, Friday June 3, 2016, during commencement at CCNY in New York.

Obama addressed more than 3,000 members of the class of 2016 in the final commencement speech as first lady. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) First lady Michelle Obama reacts to cheers from the class of 2016, during commencement for City College of New York, Friday June 3, 2016. Donald Trump exposes the GOP’s dirty secret: They build everything by nurturing white rage. Paul Ryan is angry with Donald Trump, not so much for failing to espouse conservative values, as for exposing America’s dirty little secret — white rage: that deep-seated determination to block black progress in this country.

For years, conservative politicians have relied upon the cover of high-minded principles and slogans – “protecting the integrity of the ballot box,” or waging a “war on drugs” — in order to cloak their determination to restrict African Americans’ citizenship rights. The racism fueling Trump’s campaign and his followers, however, is so overt, that it is undoing decades of hard covert work by the GOP. Shortly before he died, Reagan’s strategist Lee Atwater explained the game plan of the Southern Strategy in a matter-of-fact clinical policy.

“By 1968 you can’t say ‘n***r’ — that hurts you, backfires,” Atwater emphasized. “So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff. But that lie was infinitely effective in driving policy. Native American photographers respond to Edward Curtis' images 100 years later | Art and design. To be the photographer Edward Curtis meant watching horseriding Navajo pass beneath the cliffs of the Canyon de Chelly in the northeast of Arizona. It meant straddling the line between an earnest ethnographic attempt to chronicle the lives of Native American tribes when they were intensely marginalised, and a helpless urge to romanticise them. “I want them to make them live forever,” the photographer said. Born in 1868, Curtis worked for 30 years from 1900, and produced 40,000 photographs ranging from America’s freezing north, where the Inuit live, to its southwest deserts, home of the Hopi.

When one views his image of Chief Seattle’s daughter one remembers that it had been illegal for Native Americans to live in the city within her memory, despite its name being taken from her father. The contemporary photos are mixed with Curtis’s, though not to compare and contrast. And Native American tribes are getting more land back. Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’ Yet here is the paradox: “I feel like” masquerades as a humble conversational offering, an invitation to share your feelings, too — but the phrase is an absolutist trump card.

It halts argument in its tracks. When people cite feelings or personal experience, “you can’t really refute them with logic, because that would imply they didn’t have that experience, or their experience is less valid,” Ms. Chai told me. “It’s a way of deflecting, avoiding full engagement with another person or group,” Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, a historian at Syracuse University, said, “because it puts a shield up immediately. You cannot disagree.” Democracy is premised on civilized conflict. The greatest advance of the modern age has been our ability to argue about society’s most pressing questions without resorting to physical violence (most of the time). The problem here is not the open discussion of emotions. So when I called Dr.

In her 2001 book “Race Experts,” Dr. We should not “feel like.” Trump Plays the Man’s Card. Photo REPUBLICANS have often been indignant at being portrayed as waging a “war on women,” and the rhetoric sometimes was, indeed, a bit over the top. Until Donald Trump showed up. Trump seems to be trying a strategy of what Ted Cruz would call “carpet bombing,” insulting Carly Fiorina’s face, Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle, Heidi Cruz’s looks and now Hillary Clinton’s “woman’s card.”

This is the card that in the United States earns women just 92 cents to a male worker’s dollar, less than one-fifth of the seats in Congress, a bare 19 percent of corporate board seats, an assault every nine seconds — and free catcalls and condescension! Frankly, I’ll stick with my MasterCard. Yet many on the right passionately believe that Clinton and other women get a pass because of this woman’s card (Rush Limbaugh, even more blunt, calls it playing the vagina card).

To me, it looks as if Trump is playing the man’s card! The problem isn’t exactly misogyny. So what do we make of this research? What it’s like to be black on campus: isolated, exhausted, calling for change. Ignorance, racism and rage: The GOP’s transformation to the party of stupid started long before Donald Trump. Why Diverse Teachers Elevate Education for Everyone. The Irish Novel That’s So Good People Were Scared to Translate It. Review: ‘The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition’ by Manisha Sinha. When Integrating A School, Does It Matter If You Use Class Instead of Race? : NPR Ed. Photos: 3 Very Different Views Of Japanese Internment : Code Switch. Not Ready To Stop Obsessing Over Beyoncé And 'Formation'? We Got You : Code Switch. In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness : Code Switch. Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bernie Sanders and the Liberal Imagination.

Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity. To Be Young, 'Gifted' And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher : NPR Ed. 5 Ways Elite-College Admissions Squeeze Out Poor Kids : NPR Ed. Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books | Travel. ‘A Fine Dessert’: Judging a Book by the Smile of a Slave. Black Jobless Rate Is Much Higher Than Whites Regardless Of Education.

Margaret Mead and James Baldwin on Identity, Race, the Immigrant Experience, and Why the “Melting Pot” Is a Problematic Metaphor – Brain Pickings. Affirmative Action exists because the US educational system was built for white kids. Maybe It's Time to Stop Calling It White Privilege | Walter G. Meyer. Our Favorite Word — 'Diversity' — Is Under The Microscope At Mizzou And Yale : Code Switch. 5 Best-Selling Female Writers You May Not Have Heard Of : NPR History Dept. There Were Fewer Black Men In Medical School In 2014 Than In 1978.

Why stop at deporting Mexicans? Go after the Irish, too. Jim Crow Segregation Lives On: An Examination of Pennsylvania’s Race-Based System of Public School Funding. 5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S. Go ahead, admit you're a racist. Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias? Environmentalism’s Racist History. Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign. Haters Gonna Hate. Teen Girl Activists Shake It Off And Try Again : Goats and Soda. Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life : NPR Ed. The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares. Brazil's Reputation For Race-Blindness Is Undone By Reality. You Draw It: How Family Income Affects Children’s College Chances. Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense : All Tech Considered. NAIS: Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism. NPR: Beyond the Single Story.