Decades of scholarship and activism have led to a better understanding of the ways in which educational practices and structures impact the academic performance and educational opportunities of students of color. By examining the realities of race as a lived experience, educators will be better prepared to meet the needs of racially and ethnically diverse learners.
TDSi provides resources to help educators learn more about the origins of "race" as we understand it, examine the continuing influence of race on their own beliefs and behavior, and better comprehend how and why their students succeed or struggle.
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- People of different races have important biological differences.
- Substantial racial disparities exist in quality of life and educational opportunities and outcomes.
- The thoughts and behavior of most people are influenced by their racial or ethnic identity.
- Most of us have some form of racial bias or preference that affects how we relate to others.
- Racial prejudice continues to be substantial in this country.
- Race can affect our perceptions, expectations and behaviors, even if we are not prejudiced.