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Leadership and Activism

White Noise

My students are not white.*

I am.

My students are not middle-class.

I am.

Many of my students do not have papers.

I do.

These realities make a difference.  The minute I accept the white noise as normal is the minute I commit myself to cultural imperialism and mental colonialism.


*though the Census says they are — they enjoy nothing of the privilege that comes with the phenotype

About John Spencer

I teach. I write. I live. I want to do all three authentically.


3 thoughts on “White Noise

  1. John,

    I’m wondering if you read Don DeLillo’s book bearing the same title as your post.


    Posted by Brent Snavely | October 1, 2011, 11:28 am

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