How Race, Language, and Social Justice Intersect

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Being a Monolingual Administrator for a Dual Language Program

As this new school year begins, district and school administrators are filled with the typical excitement and anticipation, but additionally, perhaps a novel sense of anxiety.  This anxiety may stem from the fact that the start of this school year is characterized nationwide by a record number of teacher vacancies.  Perhaps it comes from the […]

Victim Blaming or Racial Responsibility?

I attended an interesting “anti-racist” workshop the other day.  In this workshop, the onus of identifying racist behaviors was placed on people of color.  In fact, people of color were told that it was their responsibility to hold even their supervisors accountable for racist behaviors.  In other words, they took the Civil Rights Movement of […]

It’s Independence Day!

The fireworks have been lit.  Picnics have been had.  Another July 4th – Independence Day – has come and gone.   Nevertheless, as a response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, there had been a lot of debate amongst those on social media as to whether or not to even celebrate Independence Day.  I chose […]

The Dual Language Lottery System and The Myth of Meritocracy and Fairness

During the last few months, we have been focused on the different types of microaggressions.  We have talked about treating Asian Americans as aliens in their own land and the harm of denying one’s own biases.  But perhaps a quieter, more pernicious microaggression that exists within our Dual Education world is the myth of meritocracy […]

Are Your Meeting Norms Antiracist – Why Assuming Positive Intent is an Outdated Norm

Assume Positive Intent. How often have you seen this norm used at meetings you have attended?  Indra Nooyi, the CEO of Pepsi, made this norm popular, stating that it was the most important lesson she learned from her father.  And at the surface, it seems like a perfectly healthy norm.  Assuming positive intent ostensibly creates […]

Civil Rights and Asian Americans

Often times, when people think of minorities, Asian Americans are left off the list due to the model minority myth.  The model minority myth suggests that Asian Americans, due to their own efforts, have been able to overcome barriers as immigrants due to their bootstrapping efforts and hard work.  Therefore, they have become inordinately successful.  […]

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