Women of color have been reprimanded at work and school because of their natural hair is seen as messy and unprofessional. Also people of color who have lighter skin are treated better by society at large.
When people ask my daughter about her tattoos and inquire as to what her parents thought about it, she tells them quite honestly that I have more tattoos than she does, and she and I went to the tattoo parlor together twice and her (un-inked) dad stayed to watch.
Only ungreying to let you know that I’m really disappointed there was no Second of all or Third of all...You misled America. You are a snake oil salesperson and I wish to no longer do business with you, sir or madam. Good day!
Googling Model Minority MYTH might help him find what he’s looking for. He won’t because he just wants to talk shit about black people.
I’m not disagreeing with any of this but I imagine that increased numbers of black teachers might have a positive impact on white teachers in the same schools, too. Like white teachers might think a little more carefully about the way they treat black students if they have to justify those decisions to black… Read more
Ya, hate to say it, but even in a majority black city, I hear a lot of “these kids” and “these parents” and “these people” working in schools
@ArtfulSlinger: I think the point is that it can be productive to critique the ways in which language is used in different contexts, as the context in which words are used imbues them with different meanings/connotations. Perhaps the "plain and simple" editorial lingo in fact *does* have aggressive overtones.