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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“Privilege is when, in a two-week span, white men kill 11 Jews in Pennsylvania, two black people in Kentucky grocery store, two women in a Florida yoga studio and 12 people in a California bar, yet no one calls to ban, deport, or profile white men — or asks, “Where were they radicalized?”
Imagine, for a moment, if the suspects were from a minority demographic like Muslims or immigrants. We would probably send in the military, and many people would demand the minority demographic hold their own members accountable. Does this happen when the suspects are white men?”