Author Asako Kurosaka-Jost, upper school equity and inclusion specialist at Brentwood School (CA) explores the benefits of discussing race in the classroom.
Asako discourages a race-avoidant tendency that can seem like a personal choice and is limited in impact, but she notes that the consequences are dire. The ramification of colorblind classroom curricula can result in Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC) students feeling less engaged during class discussions or having more difficulty connecting to classroom content.
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