1. thedailywhat:

White Privilege PBJ of the Day: Principals at Portland Public Schools are beginning the school year with intensive staff trainings to help educators understand their own “white privilege” — the idea being that afterward, they can change their teaching practices and sensitivity to other cultures to boost minority students’ performance. 
Take PBJs, for instance: “What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Verenice Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.” 
Hmmm… points for trying?[thanks, henry!

    thedailywhat:

    White Privilege PBJ of the Day: Principals at Portland Public Schools are beginning the school year with intensive staff trainings to help educators understand their own “white privilege” — the idea being that afterward, they can change their teaching practices and sensitivity to other cultures to boost minority students’ performance. 


    Take PBJs, for instance: 

    “What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Verenice Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School. 

    “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.” 

    Hmmm… points for trying?

    [thanks, henry!

     
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    Interesting approach to education training.
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    are you shitting me what
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    This is a joke, right…?
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    I mean, sure, expecting every student in your classroom to eat PBJ on a regular basis is a SIGN of white privilege. But...
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    Uh….I kinda get what this is trying to do…but um….most Hispanics/minority races attending school in the US were probably...
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    …wtf
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    Well…. it kinda helps. THE INTENTION IS WHAT MATTERS (please don’t make it public policy)
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