Or are we always going to be lazy and inhumane? "If you're uncomfortable talking about it, the natural human response is to stay away," Lee said. It was the fall of 2014, after a summer when the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., had thrust race back into the national spotlight. human has a soul of equal priceless value. Traveling the well-beaten path in search of more books. Of course, they had learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but it didn’t feel relevant in their modern context.

The next edition will be published in Spring 2019 and a few sneak peek stories are already available on their website. You can follower her @nomadgirls or at http://digitalnomadgirls.com. Every human is unique. High school friends Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi came to the realization while still in high school that they’d never been taught anything about race by their school.

I browsed my own shelves, poked through my TBR, checked out a few book blogs….

The way that racial history was taught in high school felt dry and disconnected from the real world and issues happening all around them. Winona Guo discussing the Classroom Index. Princeton is known, of course, for the renowned university that shares a name with the town, which has just under 30,000 residents. The pair took a gap year between high school and university to complete the research for this book, which involved traveling all over the U.S. to interview hundreds…

Priya Vulchi. Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture & Identity- Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi, Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture & Identity.
We co-founded our non-profit CHOOSE in 2014 as high school sophomores because we weren't talking about race, even though every part of our daily lives—from our neighborhoods to our friend groups—were shaped by racial division. It's called the Classroom Index because a list of categories at the front tags each story: aesthetic, economic, educational, interpersonal, and more. Both students said the work is deeply personal for them, and they've felt a stigma surrounding issues of race — walls that go up when they try to talk about it.

Ev. High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about his new lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) Considering that children have been shown to develop signs of stereotyping as early as the ages of 3–4, it seemed crazy to the two friends that students don’t have these conversations in school sooner. High School Journalists: Register today for our Journalism Workshop. A second run of 250 copies is still being distributed. Vocational Education vs Short Courses: Which Path Should You Take?

Mousey musings.

Through their research, they learned that there were two gaps in racial education, which they call the heart gap and the mind gap. While high school students are often maligned for wasting their time on Instagram or partying with friends, the stereotype is not true for two recent New Jersey high school graduates. The stories and photos in The Classroom Index bridge both of these gaps, with the textbook equipping educators, parents and students with a toolkit to talk about race in America. Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi, then Princeton High School sophomores, turned to each other at the end of that day, remembering the moment when Tim Campbell, their history teacher, began connecting current events to the history they had begun studying. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Nothing too bad, just…nothing sounded good. Each story is followed by discussion points, which include statistics for evaluating claims. As high school students in Princeton, NJ, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo realized they didn’t really understand racism. Subscribe to Fall Print Issues. These stories include that of a woman in Pittsburgh whose sister found out through a harmless Facebook search that their surname was that of a slave owner, the man who had owned her great great great grandmother. A lunchtime conversation among friends proved a point Priya Vulchi had known for a long time: Her millennial peers don’t know how to talk about race. What we need to do is equip all students with the historical and sociological toolkit for racial literacy.”. The town is also whiter than the county and state surrounding it.

They were interested to hear current stories of living people to bring the statistics and dates to life. https://t.co/5Stl4ZwNxd https://t.co/GligOG0G1a, Goal Setting: How to Set Yourself Up For Success: https://t.co/aJitaLNYpm https://t.co/K5WFrlA74W, How to Educate Future Leaders: https://t.co/S7QbmKSeo3 #leadership #education https://t.co/WSIYw9QYyv. Why not teach how to value it rather than devalue it? Of course, they encountered some criticism and even questioned how they would be able to bring about change as high school students.
What a deeply fascinating book. At the end of last month, I started veering into reading slump territory. But the two friends have no interest in stopping there.