To coddle means “to treat in an overprotective way.” You could imagine things or people who might need coddling. They are delicate. Fragile. In need of protection. Of guarding. Of defense, if you will. They are, by implication, incapable of handling circumstances in this moment on their own. In the September 2015 issue of The […]Read more "The coddling of white privilege: Defenses used to protect against student activists"
The conversation about the impact of race is tense and uncomfortable, if it happens at all. On this day, it was not happening at any level of depth. Presenting to a rural middle school staff on culturally responsive education, we were provoking folks to consider how their own cultural lens might be influencing cross-racial and […]Read more "“It’s not about race.” For who?"