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Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom
by Kelly Sassi and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
|Grades||8 – 12|
Kelly Sassi and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas describe their struggles and eventual success with students in constructing a “counternarrative to colormuteness and colorblindness”—the self-imposed student segregation and silencing of voice. Because of discussions during a Native American unit and student participation in a classroom intervention activity, interpersonal dynamics openly shifted for the better.
Sassi, Kelli, and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. "Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom." English Journal 97 : 6, 20 -25. Print.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 8
Students use Ringgold's books as a springboard for a discussion of race, gender, and civil rights, and then write and illustrate original picture books on these topics.