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No, DeAndre. It’s Not Your Imagination: What the DOJ Report Tells Us about Implicit Bias and Validation

Photo by Michael Fleshman/Flickr This is the first in a 3-part series on implicit bias and CRT.  val·i·date ˈvaləˌdāt/ (verb) To demonstrate or support the truth (of something) Synonyms: corroborate, back up, bear out, authenticate In culturally responsive teaching, validation is not so much a strategy as it is a foundational stance we take. It…

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Five Point Action Plan for Teaching Racially Sensitive Literature

Last week I led a seminar for a group of high school English teachers on how to teach racially sensitive (or racially charged) literature. Many were teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which uses the n-word 231 times. In their school district, the book is “restricted,” meaning they cannot teach it without going through mandatory…

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