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Writers Against Racism: 2010 Census and Adoption

This comment touched my heart in so many ways. First, I read EVERY comment I receive. And over the past 5 years, as  I approach my 5th ANNIVERSARY – HINT - my readers can attest, I get back to everyone.  Recently I received a comment from a reader, and couldn’t respond. SHOCKING, I know! The reader challenged ME and I still [...]

Writers Against Racism: Photos that changed the world by Jonathan Klein (via TED)

Here’s yet another powerful TED video which could easily be incorporated into an advanced, upper school class lesson on the Power of Images. Below are a few questions for students to discuss after viewing: 1) Can images change the world? Provide examples from your own online research beginning > here. 2) Do you believe it’s the image, or the event [...]

Writers Against Racism: Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

One of my Facebook friends had a status reminder that Monday, April 12 Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Writers Against Racism: Synthia SAINT JAMES

Synthia SAINT JAMES is one of the most extraordinary people I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with, recently. Not only had I never heard of Synthia, or her artwork,

Writers Against Racism: Diversity Prep Magazine

I just received a demo issue of a new magazine that celebrates diversity’s impact on teens: DIVERSITY PREP.   Publisher Dion Clarke’s goals are to highlight, energize, and encourage students to discuss their views and opinions on issues and stories that have largely gone unexplored – “areas at the crossroads of academic achievement and cultural awareness.” There is no [...]

Writers Against Racism: Should we teach PEACE?

I was on the phone with my sister, Julia, discussing that brutal slaying of the young Jersey City couple. It’s a story that really hits home because I lost my baby brother in the same act: shot in the back of the head by some depraved ex convict. All murders are senseless! And at the time of [...]

Writers Against Racism: Ira Socol’s DIVERSE Summer Reading List (secondary level)

Last year I interviewed Ira Socol (Michigan State University College of Education) on his book The Drool Room and on using Correct Language. Since that time, I have found that he is an awesome resource to all who know him on Twitter, and to all who know him in the education communities – around the [...]