Perhaps because of the race curriculum controversy, perhaps because of the thick taboo that hangs over race (particularly among White Americans), I often default to writing about race. As this year’s Feminism Unit approached, I pushed myself to take my first...
In December of 2012, I met with one set of White parents regarding concerns about the race curriculum I had been teaching since 2002. During this meeting, the White father asserted “It’s against district policy to label students as White people,”...
This website is named after the high school course, Citizenship and Social Justice, that Seattle Public Schools unsuccessfully tried to extinguish stemming from the complaints of one white family opposed to study of race and racism.
However, the website is NOT connected to this course nor intended for student use.
Dedicated to social justice and civic engagement, it is the personal website of educator and writer Jon Greenberg.
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“A plurality of Americans (45%) say the country hasn’t gone far enough in giving black people equal rights with whites, while 39% say it’s been about right and 15% say we’ve gone too far. Black adults are by far the most likely to say the country hasn’t gone far enough – 78% say this, compared with 37% of whites and 48% of Hispanics. Among whites, there is a vast party divide on this issue. While 64% of white Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say the country hasn’t gone far enough in giving blacks equal rights with whites, only 15% of Republicans and Republican leaners say the same. About a third of white Republicans (31%) say the country has gone too far, compared with 5% of white Democrats.”