The autumn wildfire season in California is actually worth worrying about and planning for.
Supportive language learning that treats every language as equally important is crucial for bilingual students in early childhood education.
I left my comfort zone as a native Californian this summer, and trekked to the East Coast for the first time in my life to do field and communications work for NARAL Pro-Choice America, a leading reproductive rights group. What followed was life-changing.
Native American reservations are designated sovereign nations, which allows indigenous tribes to self-govern within the United States.
I could write a 10-page paper considering the different causes of Americans’ general apathy toward Syrian people: maybe it’s due to decreased media coverage, internalized racism or that the seven-year war is simply old news. Perhaps it’s all of the above.
I personally like to hear the ideas of those who disagree with me. When having a discussion on facts and philosophy, I want to hear as much as I can about others’ viewpoints and objectives, and open myself up to any new information they can give me about the subject at hand.
I’ve always been a firm believer in engaging in critical dialogue with others online, but as I’ve spent my time in Twitter circles, following popular writers and creatives, I’ve noticed a concerning trend: Women of color, specifically Asian women whose work and ideas I admire, are constantly speaking out about the online harassment they receive, even from others within the Asian community.
If a university is diverse in race, ethnicity and gender but is composed of ideologically analogous professors, I would argue that this is as grave a sin as a college with exclusively white, straight and male professors. Universities are rightfully aiming to diversify their ranks, but ideology should be as important as all other factors.
It’s surprising that most of these proposals aren’t already school policies — it is very difficult for students to learn in environments where they can’t access librarians, can’t go to a nurse if they’re hurt and can’t talk to counselors about their classes.
Racism is often mistaken as a moral disease afflicting bad cops, Trumpsters and Paula Deen. But in reality, the issue is far more structural.