Civil Rights and Dual Language Education

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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Questions About Separation of Language

Recently, I published a blog article about separation of language. I thought my next blog post in this series would be about bridging, but many readers have asked a number of questions about separation of language that I would like to address first. Q1.  Isn’t it normal for bilingual individuals to translanguage? A. It is…

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The Ascription or Denial of Intelligence Based on Race

My friend’s daughter once told me that she figured a relatively new, Asian classmate was intelligent just by looking at her. She then followed the statement with, “I wonder if I made that assumption because of her race,” and proceeded to analyze her thought process. Undoubtedly, as a parent, an educator, and as an equity-minded…

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New Year’s Resolution: Perpetual Growth

The ending of a year, whether it is the Gregorian calendar year, a luni-solar year, an academic year, or even a fiscal year, presents us with an opportunity to reflect and commit ourselves to growth.  One place where we can never stop growing is in our struggles for social justice. Because each of us, regardless…

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