I haven't done the extended comments post yet so this week I'm using Jackie's blog to do some extended comments.
Even in her first mini paragraph that says "never fully making a connection to how racism is truly a prominent issue that we still deal with today" is so accurate. We learn about these rights movements in the past and think that because that was so long ago that they must have been resolved. But it's not really the case. I too liked the point Wise makes about how people of color have to be Obama to be "accepted" into our societies definition of an acceptable person.
I'm convinced that Jackie and I are soul sisters because I jumped out of my chair and screamed "YES!!" when Wise talked about how abled bodied people ask other able bodied people about transportation as opposed to a non-able bodied person. Like hello why are we not asking people of color about racism? Don't you think they're probably the experts at that? Not the privileged white people. That's when I was like "I'm going to really enjoy blogging this week".
Jackie's point about how in Herbert's article he talks about integrating those students in poorer schools into schools that are in better environments is really interesting to me. I think it'd be a great idea to have students experience other worlds and probably be more challenged than in their regular school. What would worry me is other students and teachers in an upper school trating the students from a poorer community differently, granted not everyone is bad but wouldn't you be worried that they would probably be bullied?
But all in all I loved Jackie's blog this week she always rights really great things! :)
This link is to a quick new York times article about exactly what Herbert talks about!