Jake Minton

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My Boo

Like My Boo on Facebook!<p>Description<p>Meet Boo, your new virtual pet! He’s waiting for you to dress, feed, teach, clean and take care of him! Make your …

Joy: A Subject Schools Lack

Becoming educated should not require giving up pleasure.<p>When Jonathan Swift proposed, in 1729, that the people of Ireland eat their children, he insisted it would solve three problems at once: feed the hungry masses, reduce the population during a severe depression, and stimulate restaurant …

Sigmund Freud

Responding to Cross-Cultural Criticism Effectively

No one wants to be labeled as insensitive to the needs, desires or norms of another group. When we individually, or as an organization, are accused …

Leadership

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back<p>For years, the residents of Oxford, Massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. …

Political Science

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

Cheap White Whine: Racism, Affirmative Action, and the Myth of White Victimhood

But what about <i>us</i>? It’s a question of which white folks never seem to tire when discussing subjects like affirmative action, or other diversity …

7 things black people want their well-meaning white friends to know.

I grew up black in a very white neighborhood in a very white city in a very white state.<p>As such, I am a lot of people's only black friend.<p>Being the …

Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Wants You to Think About Whiteness (and to Dance)

Two years ago, Merrill Garbus decided to learn how to D.J. The Oakland, Calif.-based indie-pop musician, known for her pan-global rhythmic loops and frank lyrics in Tune-Yards, had little experience behind turntables but she dived in headfirst, booking a Tuesday night residency at a bar near the …

It can be hard to confront our unconscious biases. Here’s why.

When discussing strategies to end discrimination, in the workplace and beyond, there is often a focus on blatant forms of racist, sexist, ableist, …

Making America White Again

The choices made by white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost status.<p>This is a serious project. All immigrants to the United States know (and knew) that if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce …

The boy who called my daughters the N-word

To the parents of the boy who called my daughters the N-word:<p>I don't know who you are. Perhaps we pass each other at the local Kroger or rub elbows …

Jackie Robinson

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Racism isn't a black problem. It's an American problem.

The killings, the protests: They are about us all.<p>Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Tamir Rice. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin.<p>I shouldn't know any …

Santa Fe

Marianne Williamson asked white people to apologize. She got it right.

Marianne Williamson walked to the middle of the stage, paused for a second, then she asked all the black people to stand.<p>The New York Times …

Study finds children think flexibly about gender identity

PAL is a genderless character in the Amazon children’s show “Annedroids.”<b></b>Children may think more flexibly about gender identities than previously …

Beverly Daniel Tatum

Educator and clinical psychologist Beverly Christine Daniel Tatum was born on September 27, 1954, in Tallahassee, Florida, to parents Catherine Faith …

Teaching About Slavery in the Elementary Classroom

As teachers, we often fail to realize our powerful influence in the classroom. (Remember how you ran around the house quoting everything your …

It's Not So Black and White: Discussing Race and Racism in the Classroom

<b>Discussing racial issues can make students and teachers uncomfortable. Here, educator and scholar Dr. Beverly Tatum shares her wisdom on teaching</b> …

Hiring for Excellence in Independent Schools: Why We Need to Seek Cultural Competence in Hiring

Hiring can be both arduous and rewarding, and as time consuming as it is full of possibilities. We would all agree, I believe, that “mistakes” are …

Kids speak their minds about race

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