Lisa Delpit



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"Multiplication Is for Whit...

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The Skin That We Speak: Tho...

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“We do not really see through our eyes or hear through our ears, but through our beliefs.”
Lisa Delpit

“As a result of this “racism smog,” many of our children have internalized all of the negative stereotypes inherent in our society’s views of black people. A student teacher at Southern University told me that she didn’t know what to say when an African American eighth-grade boy came up to her and said, “They made us the slaves because we were dumb, right, Ms. Summers?” Working with a middle schooler on her math, a tutor was admonished, “Why you trying to teach me to multiply, Ms. L.? Black people don’t multiply; black people just add and subtract. White people multiply.”
Lisa Delpit, "Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children

“A second reason African American students are not excelling is that we have all been affected by our society’s deeply ingrained bias of equating blackness with inferiority.”
Lisa Delpit, "Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children

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