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The Whiteness Of Writing Workshops

May 6, 2014

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Originally posted on The Dish:
Two decades ago, when Junot Diaz arrived at Cornell to pursue his MFA in creative writing, he confronted “the standard problem of MFA programs”: “That shit was too white.” He notes that, in his experience, not much has changed: It’s been twenty years since my workshop days and yet from…

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Does White Culture Set Us Up for Failure?

May 22, 2013

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Originally posted on White Mom Blog:
This news is a little old, but I wanted to chime in on the Suzy Weiss story because it raises important issues about the idea of white culture and perfection. Suzy Weiss is the young woman who wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled To All the Colleges…

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A Definitive Guide To White Privilege

April 29, 2013

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Everytime I ever taught about white privilege, the white students in the room were almost always unaware of it. And every person of color in the room, just nods. It is not their responsibility to enlighten white people or even have patience with us while we learn. That is part of the responsibility of being […]

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