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The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers - NYTimes.com. 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.

High School Students Write Racial Literacy Textbook

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.

Spain's Moriscos: a 400 year old Muslim tragedy is a story for today. 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.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed

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. 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.

Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common excuses, debunked

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.”

Simone Manuel gave proof that America's ugly history with black swimmers could be cracking

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. 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.

What I said when my white friend asked for my black opinion on white privilege — Quartz

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: Two Books Bill O'Reilly. 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.”

Two Books Bill O'Reilly

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.” 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.

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"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.

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.

Black And White Americans Are 'Worlds Apart' On Views Of Race, Pew Survey Says : Code Switch

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. 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.

What summertime means for black children versus what it means for white kids — Quartz

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. 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.

Michelle Obama praises diverse grads in commencement speech

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.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to members of the class of 2016 in her final commencement speech as first lady, Friday June 3, 2016, during commencement at CCNY in New York. 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. Native American photographers respond to Edward Curtis' images 100 years later. 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. 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. 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! 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. The top leadership of the Republican Party expresses horror at the popularity of Donald Trump as though his positions and values are somehow alien from their own. This is disingenuous. 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.

Beyoncé performs at halftime during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption. 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.

Studies show that kids' household income seems to be a more important predictor of their risk of becoming overweight and obese than their race or ethnicity. Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images. 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. ‘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  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.