This week in class, we participated in an “I Think, I See, I Feel” activity. Here, we all had the chance to address any situations we had in the class, what we thought about them, what we see as a result of them, and how they made us feel overall. This was a very helpful and healthy activity that could be implemented into our own classroom instruction.
On Thursday, we got the chance to attend a book talk. The book talk was titled White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege In A Racially Divided America by sociology professor, Dr. Margaret Hagerman. The author gave a great synopsis of this text, as well as showed her extensive research conducted. The numerous research methods shows her passion and dedication for social justice in education. Without spoiling the contents of the book for those of you who plan to purchase and read, Dr. Hagerman explored the many privileges that majority students enjoy and benefit from on a daily basis without, sometimes, realizing it. It also showed how many who benefit from it do not wish to change it because they are benefiting from it. The book showed various accounts of peoples’ comments and feelings towards the treatment of others of a different race, and common misconceptions associated with them. This was a great book talk.