Public high school teacher develops curriculum to teach white people about their ‘boot’ of racism

Public high school teacher develops curriculum to teach white people about their ‘boot’ of racism

In light of recent tragedies across the country that have sparked impassioned debates on race relations, a public high school teacher in Seattle has developed curriculum to teach “White America” about racism.

Published to his blog — fittingly named Citizenship and Social Justice after the course he teaches at The Center School in Seattle, Washington — Jon Greenberg assembled anecdotes, admonishments and links to create the “Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism – from Ferguson to Charleston.”

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Greenberg’s curriculum begins with an anecdote of a discussion he’s had with his students — admittedly several days into his lessons during which his students spend time “exploring the concept of White privilege and … the history of race and racism in the United States.” During the discussion, Greenberg asked his students who experiences the “societal-sized boot” of racism and oppression in society more (“people of Color”), who does the oppressing (a reluctant answer of “White people”) and whose responsibility it is to stop the oppression.

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