Tag Archives: white privilege

Harper Lee is not immune

Today in class I showed the courtroom scene from the movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Though the movie is a pale reflection of the book, like most movies based on books, the courtroom scene is not too bad—Gregory Peck … Continue reading

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Diversity Day

Today was Diversity Day at school. All the teachers and staff prepared and taught workshops on issues of diversity that are of interest to them. There were workshops on the Chinese Immigration to the United States, Inclusion and Disability, Urban Planning and … Continue reading

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“I can’t breathe…”

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Racism is not over, but I’m over racism.

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No Innocence Left to Kill

Like many, I have felt profound anger and a deep sadness over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. George Zimmerman was found not guilty on all counts in a Florida court. It may be 2013 in America, but racism … 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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