Posts Tagged ‘race’

On Presentation

Posted: May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
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My wife teaches in a predominantly minority populated school, and, as she teaches students who are diagnosed as Emotionally Disturbed, the ratios are skewed even more toward minorities than the general ed. population. She is white. So it probably comes as little surprise that when things don’t go a student’s way, she has, on occasion, been accused of being racist, never mind that she’s treating other minority students differently, based on the student’s personal behavior.

The other day she asked me what her students would think if they knew she was married to a Hispanic. (My wife chose to keep her last name when we married, so it’s not exactly a giveaway). I didn’t have a good answer for her. (more…)