Independent Ideas Blog

  • When Race Enters the Room: Toward Racial Literacy in America’s Schools

    Most people who grew up, attended school, or lived many years in the U.S. have a worldview shaped by their own racial identity that informs their understanding of race and what it means to...

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  • Opening the Curtain, Closing the Gaps Between Aspiration and Reality

    “No curtain under heaven is heavier than that curtain of guilt and lies behind which white Americans hide.”  —James Baldwin

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  • What Happens to Empathy Deferred?

    As an alumnus of an independent school, I have enjoyed reading about the increasing emphasis on teaching cooperation, teamwork, mindfulness, and empathy. As independent schools become more globally and racially diverse...

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