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Combining first-person narratives, personal growth exercises, and informational text, this staff development resource helps educators address the mind-sets that can impede their progress with African American students.

“You can't Help but Talk about Race”: Examining Your Beliefs about Racism and Racial Problems
“You can't help but talk about race”: Examining your beliefs about racism and racial problems

Do you ever get tired of hearing about racial issues? I know that I do. Like many Americans, I wish that we could all get along and live as “one big, happy American family.” Unfortunately, this isn't the case. In fact, in the past year, as a result of President Barack Obama's unprecedented victory as the first black president of the United States, the media have devoted a considerable amount of attention to racial issues. Several years ago, The New York Times and CBS conducted a poll and concluded that Americans continue to be “sharply divided ...

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