Racial Diversity and its Limits: What One Experience with Asian American Students Might Tell Us About Teaching Race

The following was posted recently on the Race Matters in the Classroom Blog of the Wabash Center.

I was horrified to discover that Dylann Roof regarded Asians as inherently racist and thus possible allies to white supremacist causes.  That opinion received little media attention, except for spotty clusters throughout social networking sites.  And while Roof’s assessment of Asians is nothing short of galling, I also found them disquieting; it was the words of a white supremacist mad man that had uncomfortably recalled a specific set of experiences in my course  “Race, Politics, and Theology.”  Read more…

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