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Harvard University Accepts Largest-Ever Percentage of Black Students | The Afro-American Newspapers |

Harvard University Accepts Largest-Ever Percentage of Black Students | The Afro-American Newspapers | | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

The recent increase of African Americans at Harvard follows an effort by that university’s Black Student Association, which created the “I, Too, Am Harvard” project on Tumblr to address issues of Black identity and concerns from Black students at Harvard.

Dr. Boyce Watkins, a finance professor at Syracuse University praised Harvard’s accomplishment, but said he would like higher institutions to further diversify college campuses. 

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Teaching Teachers to Reflect on Race

Teaching Teachers to Reflect on Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
As America’s schools grow increasingly diverse, powerful educators can’t be “colorblind.”
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David Mackzum, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:27 PM

"Because of the growing racial diversity in the United States, it is vital for teachers to understand and have the capacity to acknowledge racial diversity, and create safe, affirming, and supportive learning environments for their students to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to dialogue about race-related issues."

Tonya Braddox, PhD's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:28 PM

Excellent article that promotes Inclusivity Teaching at all levels of education.  @CAITLAH at Michigan State University is a wonderful resource for passionate educators who are determined to engage all learners by teaching across difference.  Please visit @CAITLAH on Twitter or via their website, http://caitlah.cal.msu.edu.

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Harvard minorities inspire students of color around the world

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theGRIO REPORT - The student group I, Too, Am Harvard at Harvard University, which celebrates diversity at one of the nation's top educational institutions, is inspiring other students from other ...
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Montana Indian Education for All Law

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From the "Essential Understanding" pdf under "Related Links"

 

Indian Education for All

Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians

 

Essential Understanding 1
There is great diversity among the 12 tribal Nations of Montana in their languages, cultures, histories and governments. Each Nation has a distinct and unique cultural heritage that contributes to modern Montana.

 

Essential Understanding 2
There is great diversity among individual American Indians as identity is developed, defined and redefined by entities, organizations and people. A continuum of Indian identity, unique to each individual, ranges from assimilated to traditional. There is no generic American Indian.

 

Essential Understanding 3
The ideologies of Native traditional beliefs and spirituality persist into modern day life as tribal cultures, traditions, and languages are still practiced by many American Indian people and are incorporated into how tribes govern and manage their affairs. Additionally, each tribe has its own oral histories, which are as valid as written histories. These histories pre-date the “discovery” of North America.

 

Essential Understanding 4
Reservations are lands that have been reserved by the tribes for their own use through treaties, statutes, and executive orders and were not “given” to them. The principle that land should be acquired from the Indians only through their consent with treaties involved three assumptions:
I. Both parties to treaties were sovereign powers.
II. Indian tribes had some form of transferable title to the land.
III. Acquisition of Indian lands was solely a government matter not to be left to individual colonists.

 

Essential Understanding 5
Federal policies, put into place throughout American history, have affected Indian people and still shape who they are today. Much of Indian history can be related through several major federal policy periods: ...

 

Essential Understanding 6
History is a story most often related through the subjective experience of the teller. With the inclusion of more and varied voices, histories are being rediscovered and revised. History told from an Indian perspective frequently conflicts with the stories mainstream historians tell.

 

Essential Understanding 7
Under the American legal system, Indian tribes have sovereign powers, separate and independent from the federal and state governments. However, the extent and breadth of tribal sovereignty is not the same for each tribe.

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Community Village Sites's comment, December 6, 2011 4:21 PM
Awesome. It took a long time to get here. Now we need it in more states and for every culture.