Reflections On Culture

Culture in the Classroom: Replacing Misrepresentation with Authenticity

“Culture exists in community, and community exists in context.” –Taiye Selasi 02.12.2017 For Anne and Andre On an elementary school walk-through last fall, a colleague and I encountered a bulletin board ostensibly demonstrating students’ learning through crude drawings of European pilgrims and Native Americans.  Each drawing included a short narrative about the experiences of that …

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The Search for Home: Day Two at the People of Color Conference

12/9/2016 I’ve been thinking all week about the distinction between inclusivity and belonging.  As Kapono Ciotti put it in our pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, we’ve shifted our thinking significantly over the last few decades, and our language has had to shift as well.  We started with tolerance–a word I personally hate because it suggests we only …

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