Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Students will be able to identify themselves as multiracial

My students often ask me, "Ms. Angala, are you Black or White?" I tell them "I'm Asian, I'm a Filipino, so I'm Brown". "There's Brown now?" they wonder. Then it gives me an opportunity to speak to them about diversity.
In the news, students in the Washington, D.C.-area no longer will have to choose only one ethnicity when reporting information about themselves. Beginning in 2010, parents can check off each ethnicity that applies to their children when they are registering for school. The Washington Post

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