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White Teacher by Vivian Gussin Paley
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Jan 08, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: education, college, early-20s
Recommended to Amy by: Dr. Hurley, Dr. Lauter
Recommended for: Teachers
Read in January, 2008 , read count: 2

Paley's honest account of coming to terms with colorblindness take the form of highly readable anecdotes. While the text is greatly outdated (few of us could image telling a young, black child in our class "my, I love how soft your afro feels") the struggles and honest observations of Paley's early years as a teacher are a great urging for us to "talk about what we value," as teachers. As a product of the "colorblind" generation who was taught not to speak about color this book was a great awakening for me.
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