Let 'em see you sweat. Better still, let 'em smell you.
This is part three of a series about whether diversity in schools is good for white kids. I spoke mostly with two experts: my kids, who went to public schools with diverse populations, grades 1-12
Is school diversity good for white kids? My white children learned some valuable lessons in public schools with widely diverse students. Their memories are mixed--some treasured, some painful. What they learned is helping them enjoy and prosper in today's United States. Part 2 of a series.
Parents protect their children, always wary in the face of actual danger and possible harm. A major barrier to greater school diversity, to real integration of public schools, has been the fear of white parents that such diversity would harm the education of their children. Does it? Or is it good for them? I consulted a couple of experts: my kids.
We find joy and replenishment in solitude, but despair in loneliness, and terror in solitary confinement. What is it about being alone that makes those feelings more intense?
When Martin Luther King was killed, some cynics in my home town said he died for a dues check-off. My home town is Memphis, and I was there in 1968. The dues check-off is an important part of his legacy--one we are likely to lose.
Singin’ in the rain is good for you and can make you happy. Minority opinion? Sure. That doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
“Dancing in the Streets” has a whole new meaning when there aren’t enough public toilets.
Why doesn’t the United States cope with disaster as well as we would cope with an attack by another country? We could. Our military can build a temporary port in 48 hours. We just need to rethink what we do with what we have.
Lynn Kanter’s novel Her Own Vietnam tells the compelling story of an Army nurse and the haunting effects of war.