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A Student's Lesson on White Privilege

Dec 4, 2015

BECAUSE I WAS A WHITE LADY: Emily Smith is a white English teacher who dreamed of turning around the lives of at-risk students. She’s pretty typical—around 80 percent of American K-12 teachers are white. One day, a student told her she would never understand. Understand what? A lot, as it turns out. Here’s what Smith's doing now and how she’s honoring her students’ experiences.

Community

A Student's Lesson on White Privilege

Dec 4, 2015

BECAUSE I WAS A WHITE LADY: Emily Smith is a white English teacher who dreamed of turning around the lives of at-risk students. She’s pretty typical—around 80 percent of American K-12 teachers are white. One day, a student told her she would never understand. Understand what? A lot, as it turns out. Here’s what Smith's doing now and how she’s honoring her students’ experiences.

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