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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.

“To be Honest, I can't Stand his Mama”: Facing Your Personal Issues about the Parents of African American Students
“To be honest, i can't stand his mama”: Facing your personal issues about the parents of African American students

One day, during the time that I was writing this book, I watched an interesting episode of Tyra Banks's television show. On this particular episode, which focused on stereotypes and racism, Tyra interviewed several adults and children. One group of interviewees consisted of a white family—a mother, father, and their two children. Although the children were only in elementary school, the parents had already programmed them to believe negative stereotypes about African Americans and Jews, and the parents made many blatantly racist remarks on the show. I wasn't ...

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