People of majority identities don’t talk enough about racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, or other forms of oppression. It’s time people of majority identities talk about diversity as much as people wit
Dear : Tamesh
I am intrigued about your post, “Racism discussion,” because I have strong opinion about racism and how it should be addressed more. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ It is a luxury to not have to think or talk about these issues, but it’s one we can no longer afford if we want a better campus climate and society.” I think this is strong because I feel like some places do ignore and try not to talk about it but if we don’t talk about it things can’t get fixed. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was reading a Colin Kaepernick quote that said “there is a lot of racism in this country disguised as patriotism and that made me think to myself on past experiences and i felt the same way Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you had some points that I can agree on with you
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.