What “color” are you?
“White” & “Latina” are often perceived to be incompatible, as one educator’s experiences show, forcing her to “prove” her “Mexicanness.”
Nichole Berg writes: “My face represents that of white dominance, but my worldview is that of the marginalized. In everything I do, I think about our diverse student population and how our policies, teacher competencies, instructional strategies and materials can be best utilized to improve the educational experience for all of our multicultural, multiracial and multilingual students. Often I am skeptical that I am taken seriously as an advocate for this kind of justice in our schools, simply by virtue of the color of my skin.”
Read more of her story on the website Teaching Tolerance.