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“Whiteness” is a construct

Today, as part of Professional Development Day, we invited Jackie Battalora in to facilitate a discussion of whiteness with our entire middle school faculty. She met with nine of us last year as we worked to grow our collective awareness … Continue reading

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Bacon’s Rebellion makes some of us “white”

A very intense professional development day today. Our department, nine of us, met together with a facilitator to discuss the invention of “white people.” This categorical construct did not exist until 1681 in a Virginia antimiscegenation law, which was enacted … Continue reading

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