The title of this week’s episode is “Miss, You’re Racist!” Shannon and Linda talk about the troubling experience of being called a racist as a teacher. Who do you think handled it better? Learning from her mistakes, Linda gives some suggested steps to take if you find yourself in this situation.
Today’s academic discussion focuses on the difference amongst the words, discrimination, prejudice and racism. Shannon uses the book, “Is Everyone Equal?”by Oslem Sensoy to delineate these concepts.
Finally, we pilot a new segment called Report Card Day. In this segment we rip a story about schools and education out of the webisphere and assign a grade for the behavior of the people involved.
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Coming up next week: “Miss, I can’t be a teacher, I’m brown.” A discussion centering on the lack of cultural diversity in the national teaching cadre.