Seattle Teachers' Union Votes to Support Use of "Courageous Conversations" Curriculum at Center School

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and to expect and accept a lack of closure on such a complex and charged topic.


This is the money part for me. Bigots can't stand open-ended discussions and world-views that aren't completely nailed down for all time. Things that continue to evolve are anathema to conservatives and religious nutjobs. Which gives me a pretty good idea of the kind of person who complained about the curriculum.

Still, who knows? Until they keep their names hidden and their opinions only for those in closed-door sessions, we'll have to accept a lack of closure.
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To note, the St. Paul, MN and Portland school districts use a modified Courageous Conversations curriculum for their own students. To say it can ONLY be used for adults is just one way to try to take the focus off the real issue - talking about race.
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Also, I find it interesting that the teacher has been teaching this class and using this curriculum, all under the eye of several different Center School principals. Anybody on the administrative side get their hand slapped? I didn't think so.
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So is "Courageous Conversations" one of those re-education deals where the white students are forced to call the non-white student by racial epithets, and then be attacked for their racism?
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Who did Knapp have to do to get this through?

He will only do what is necessary to guarantee his job in central office after his ONE term is up.
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@1 Well said.

Sure, we need to have a conversation about race in America. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.

This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard.

Let's talk about the culture of poverty and violence that emanates from black people.

Let's have a conversation homies, and talk about REALLY hard stuff. Try not to get violent when we confront those facts about you. Mmmkay?
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White America, the America that has existed for hundreds of years hasn't been heard? I hope you are being funny in your remarks, @9.

Where do you think that "culture" of poverty came from?

You're not entirely wrong - there's plenty of questions to be asked all around. But your phrasing leaves a lot to be desired.
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@10 They brought their culture of poverty over with them apparently. Were there "rich Africans" kidnapped by Black and Arab slavetraders back in the day?

Did that clarify things for you westello?

It has been two generations now since we (voluntarily) gave the store away (and rightly so). But you'd think by now they would rise to the occasion and take the incredible gift that was given to them...American opportunity.

Slavery is so dead, get over it yo.
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It was okay to enslave people because they weren't rich to begin with?

Aren't you an unpleasant little piece of work? Yes, you are.

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The Africans are enslaving each other today. But no white people had better trade with them.