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  • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-keating/15/3a/b58 Andrew R. Keating

    Only white people in America are racist.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-keating/15/3a/b58 Andrew R. Keating

    Yeah, it is. And, you’re correct.

  • Guest

    My six word comment is meant ironical. The point is that Americans tend to assume only White people are racist, tending only to call out those who use the n-word and ignoring or dismisses other races who do the same thing. Good luck in your teaching goals. I was a white high school teacher in a border community. I know very well what it is to try to teach English to those who don’t want to be taught by a White man how to speak, think and write like Whites. Teach Huck Finn if you want to teach about race.

  • Guest

    My six word comment is meant ironical. The point is that Americans tend to assume only White people are racist, tending only to call out those who use the n-word and ignoring or dismissing other races who do the same thing.

    Good luck in your teaching goals. Race is a very emotional topic. It is difficult to expect people to apply critical thinking to such discussions.

    I was a white high school teacher in a border community (85% low-income Hispanic). I know very well what it is to teach the proper way to speak, think and write like Whites, by a White man. There is still much resentment from other-than-Whites in America due to past White abuses. I don’t think minorities will ever get over American history until all Whites have either been bred out of the gene pool or have migrated somewhere else.

    Teach Huck Finn if you want to teach about race.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-keating/15/3a/b58 Andrew R. Keating

    My six word comment is meant ironical. The point is that Americans tend to assume only White people are racist, tending only to call out those who use the n-word and ignoring or dismissing other races who do the same thing.

    Good luck in your teaching goals. Race is a very emotional topic. It is difficult to expect people to apply critical thinking to such discussions.

    I have been a White high school teacher, in a border community (85% low-income Hispanic), so I know very well what it is like to try to teach English (how to speak, think and write like Whites) to minorities. There is much resistance, especially when the parents are resistant.

    There is still much resentment from other-than-Whites in America due to past White abuses (real or perceived). Considering how the media focuses on past White abuses, I really don’t think minorities will ever get a chance to overcome American history, until all Whites have either been bred out of the gene pool or have migrated somewhere else.

    Teach Huck Finn if you want to teach about race. Good discussions come out of that novel, probably the greatest American novel written to date.

  • Sarah

    Those kids are being taught racism by whom? Their parents. And why do you think their parents are teaching them to be racist? Because they suffered it to the point of contempt of the perpetrators. It is a vicious cycle which white people started.

 

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