Why Our Students Need ‘Equity Literacy’

Several stacks of fake dollar bills enclosed in a Plexiglas case sit at the center of an exhibit entitled “RACE: Are We So Different?” at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. One stack towers over the others. This teetering pile of bills represents the average net worth of “white” people’s assets in relation to those of other racialized groups based upon data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 1997 to 2000. While the “Asian” stack is almost as high, the “black” stack can hardly be called a stack at all; the “Latino” stack is almost as low.

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University to offer ‘Angry White Male Studies’ class this fall

I’d like to use this video in Equity Literacy next year, and discuss the response (the tweet) included in the article. Why is this seen as divisive? Why do we see variations on this particular response so often?

The University of Kansas will offer an “Angry White Male Studies” class this fall. Watch the video here: University to offer ‘Angry White Male Studies’ class this fall