The Omaha Public Schools used more than $130,000 in federal stimulus dollars to buy each teacher, administrator and staff member a manual on how to become more culturally sensitive.
The authors assert that American government and institutions create advantages that ‚Äúchannel wealth and power to white people,‚ÄĚ that color-blindness will not end racism and that educators should ‚Äútake action for social justice.‚ÄĚ
The book says that teachers should acknowledge historical systemic oppression in schools, including racism, sexism, homophobia and ‚Äúableism,‚ÄĚ defined by the authors as discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities.
The book says teachers must overcome irrational fear of homosexuality and reject the ‚Äúcolor-blind‚ÄĚ approach to teaching in which teachers treat all children the same. Instead, the group identity of students of color should be recognized and esteemed, the authors ...