“When someone with the authority of a teacher, say,
Describes the world and you are not in it, there is a
Moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked
Into a mirror and saw nothing."
-Adrienne Rich Invisibility in Academe
Rethinking the Culture(s) and Value(s)
of American Education
IN-ClASS AUDIO: James Baldwin
"Living and Growing in a White World"
Ice Cube Ganster Rap Made Me Do it
"A Class Divided" (1985)
In 1968, Jane Elliot, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided here third-grade class into bue-eyed and brown-eyed groups. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on those children, and its enduring significance thirty years later.
"A Girl Like Me"
Directed by Kiri Davis
"In my high-school literature class", Kiri Davis "constructed an anthology with a wide range of different stories that I believed reflected the black girls experience. For the different chapters, I conducted interviews with a variety of black girls in my high school, and a number of issues surfaced concerning the standards of beauty imposed on today's black girls and how this affects their self-image."