Gene Kummerer: Musings. Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston. When teaching about race and racism, I invite participants to consider the following analogy: Think of racism as a gigantic societal-sized boot.
“Which groups do you think are fighting the hardest against this boot of racism?” I ask them. Invariably, participants of diverse races answer that those fighting hardest to avoid getting squashed by the boot are people of Color. (Keep in mind that I don’t ask this question on day one of our study of race. Problem loading page. Christ Presbyterian Church. Making Modern Toughness. Photo When I ask veteran college teachers and administrators to describe how college students have changed over the years, I often get an answer like this: “Today’s students are more accomplished than past generations, but they are also more emotionally fragile.”
That rings true to me. Today’s students are amazing, but they bathe one another in oceans of affirmation and praise, as if buttressing one another against some insecurity. Walking While Black. EDITORIAL: What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege.