Teacher Perceptions Matter.

Teacher perceptions matter. In conducting research on teacher perceptions of intelligence, race, and socioeconomic status in relation to genetics, I am driven by a body of research showing that teacher viewpoints more strongly affect students of color and students living in poverty; they disproportionately and adversely affect students considered to be ‘at-risk’–namely low-income students and racially-definedContinue reading “Teacher Perceptions Matter.”

The Conversation on Inferiority

In May 1904, Francis Galton presented a public lecture to the British Sociological Society at the London School of Economics. His presentation was on eugenics, a term he’d coined only a couple decades earlier in 1883. Galton claimed that eugenics ought to be “introduced into the national consciousness, like a new religion” (Mukherjee, 2016, p.Continue reading “The Conversation on Inferiority”

Gifted Education

Gifted education is considered a form of special education. Giftedness is defined by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC),[1] a national organization of parents and educators that advocates for gifted education, as: Those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievementContinue reading “Gifted Education”

Segregation is not a binary cab express

Hate and ignorance have not driven the history of racist ideas in America…racist policies have driven the history of racist ideas in America… The beneficiaries of slavery, segregation, and mass incarceration have produced racist ideas of Black people being best suited for or deserving of the confines of slavery, segregation, or the jail cell. (Kendi,Continue reading “Segregation is not a binary cab express”

Epistemic Privilege

Often when people of color talk about race we are made to feel crazy. We’ll feel like we’re being told: “It’s all in your head” “You’re just another angry Black woman” “You’re a reverse racist” “Race isn’t a problem, you’re making it one.” Sometimes we’re actually told these things directly. Sometimes I feel like IContinue reading “Epistemic Privilege”