How Do Multi-Racial Children Choose to Self-Identify?

The number of mixed-race Americans is increasing three times faster than the population of the United States as a whole, according to the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC. In the 1970s, one percent of all American children were of mixed race. Now, 10 percent are. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that, by 2060, the number […]

By Any Other Name…. It Is Still Called Segregation

Interestingly, within a U.S. city as sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and diversely populated as New York City, it boggles the mind that their public education system encompasses all five boroughs, flows through so many different communities, cultures and yet… an overwhelmingly segregated school system. The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is the largest school district in the U.S., serving […]

The “Cringe-worthy” Race-Related Descriptors That Offend Are…

  Recently, The New York Times asked it’s readers to submit a small sampling of terms that they consider “cringeworthy”. In response, The Times’ readers outlined their objections to specific labels with comments like these:   The use of the word “race” as a noun or adjective. The human genome has been sequenced and it has been established as […]

Race and the Social Studies Curriculum

In his widely read book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, author Jim Loewen (1996) argues that high school students hate history. When they list their favorite subject, history always comes in last. They consider it the most irrelevant school subject; “boring” is the adjective most often applied to history as a school subject. We continue […]