A Moral Choice


Where Do I Start?

  • Be alert: Continually examine your own assumptions about race and cultural differences. Listen ‘beneath the words’ when others speak.
  • Learn to recognize and confront difficult issues concerning your own biases and privilege.
  • Learn all you can about your own cultural background and family history and share your discoveries with your students.
  • Be a role model for your white students and colleagues.
  • Stretch your cultural’ comfort zones. Broaden your understanding of other cultures through books, music and art.
  • Recognize that it is your place to talk about issues of race and culture with your students.
  • Nurture professional relationships end communicate often with students and colleagues of color.
  • Resist the cynicism of your colleagues who don’t share your commitment.