Tag Archive: privilege

College Students Plus Homelessness Equals?

With Thanksgiving approaching, I offer this experience. I was walking with a faculty colleague across campus and I encountered a 19-year-old African-American female student that I had last year in class.  The young… Continue reading

Who is Qualified to Teach About Cultural Sensitivity?

Through the process of writing in this blog, I began to think about our responsibility as educators to instill change and to plant the seeds for consideration of a different path and a… Continue reading

Handling Difficult Situations with Mindful Inquiry

A chapter I recently read on handling diversity in the classroom ended with: “sensitivity alone is insufficient to deliver a quality curriculum” (Davis-Russell, 2007). This observation resonated with me, as a relative newcomer… Continue reading

I Wish I was a Minority

Have you heard remarks like these in your classroom? Maybe during a discussion on race, a white student notes that if only she were in the minority, then she would have more scholarships… Continue reading