Breaking Out of The Bilingualism Double Standard

Breaking Out of The Bilingualism Double Standard

In the United States, we have a double standard regarding bilingualism in school. This double standard is a result of the implicit bias we have around immigrant students from non-European countries, especially those from Latin America. We approach linguistically...
End with the End in Mind

End with the End in Mind

We’ve come to the end of the school year. The past few weeks have been filled with graduation celebrations everywhere I turn, and I am ready to get in the mix. I start the week addressing a group of graduating seniors at their commencement. Then my own daughter...
Three Ways to Reclaim Cinco de Mayo

Three Ways to Reclaim Cinco de Mayo

I grow up in San Francisco at a time when Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta were organizing the United Farm Worker’s Union and marching in the streets demanding better working conditions for Chicano/a migrant workers.   Yes, as an African American family involved in the...
Four Tools for Interrupting Implicit Bias

Four Tools for Interrupting Implicit Bias

I will never forget my first experience with implicit bias as an undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley. I had turned in my first in-class writing assignment in Medieval Literature. I loved the topic of courtly love and whatnot. The professor was an older...