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What We're Reading This Week: August 3, 2018

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

Experts on Their Own Experience, Teens Take Action on Integration  

The Christian Science Monitor 

"[New York students are] demanding what student activist group IntegrateNYC has dubbed the 5 R’s of Real Integration: addressing race in enrollment, resource distribution, relationships within schools, restorative justice, and representative staffing that more closely mirrors student diversity." 

 

A Migrant Boy Rejoins His Mother, but He’s Not the Same 

The New York Times 

"Kids differ in the way they respond, but it is naïve to think that these reunions could be joyful. Things don’t go back to the way they were." 

 

Cartoonist Thi Bui Weaves Together Personal and Political History 

NPR 

"I really wanted to do what [Art Spiegleman’s Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis] did. Weave the personal and the political and the historical to tell a story of the Vietnam War and all the things that caused it, in a way that I felt like I hadn't seen before." 

 

Anti-LGBTQ Legal Group Quietly Encourages Community Members to Reject Trans Kids 

ThinkProgress 

"Large groups of people denying the humanity of our daughter, and attempting to organize ways to prevent her from existing in public spaces, is inherently unsafe, even if they are ultimately unsuccessful in their goals." 

 

The Term ‘Asian American’ Was Meant to Create a Collective Identity. What Does That Mean in 2018? 

The Washington Post 

"That term—Asian American—encompasses dozens of distinct ethnic identities, which, in our labels-obsessed era, has splintered the community’s attitudes toward it. Some appreciate being lumped into the collective, while others question its utility."