Saturday, February 25, 2006

THE POST 9/11 CLASSROOM--embrace diversity!



In learning about teaching diverse students I've encountered many misconceptions. Another misconception portrayed by the media is that all Arabs have the same swarthy complexions. Like African-Americans, Arabs come in all skin colors with different hair textures. Even our government seems to be confused: “The United States has, at different times, classified Arab immigrants as African, Asian, White, European, or as belonging to a separate group. Most Arab-Americans identify more closely with nationality than with ethnic groups” (Detroit Free Press, 2001).
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