Columbia Teacher Conference Addresses Microaggressions and White Privilege
“creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools”
Is the madness we see on college campuses coming soon to a public school classroom near you?
The Daily Caller reports:
Columbia University Teachers Conference Tackles ‘Whiteness’ And ‘Microaggressions’
A recent conference hosted at Columbia University for teachers included workshops on dealing with white privilege and challenging microaggressions in the classroom.
In the “Reimagining Education Summer Institute” conference at Columbia University’s Teachers College, educators were invited to tackle these subjects and address “Eurocentric pedagogical approaches,” per The College Fix.
The four-day event, which drew 300 school principals and K-12 educators from around the country, explored the “opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools.”
The website claims that “diversity alone does not lead to integration,” and that the only way to create “truly integrated schools” is to “reimagine teaching and learning.”
“And still, if I had a dollar for every White educator or parent who told me with great pride about their or their children’s colorblindness, I would be a rich woman,” wrote conference director Amy Stuart Wells. “While most of these educators and parents are well-meaning, their ‘blindness’ is not to the color of people’s skin but to the systematic way in which our educational system has tried to ignore the central role of race and culture in our collective understanding of ‘ability,’ ‘intelligence’ and the ‘achievement gap.’”
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“Whiteness?” Yes, it’s called, “civilization.”