Multicultural Education: More Than Books and Posters

I was in a graduate class the other night and we began discussing the subject of culture and its role in the classroom.  A fellow student, who I will call “Amy,” began talking about how multicultural her preschool room is; she has books and posters all over that feature children from all different races and cultures.  The superficiality Read More Multicultural Education: More Than Books and Posters

Cultural Appropriation

I’ve had this post by genderbitch open for a while now, with the intention of writing something about it.  In her post, she briefly touches on cultural appropriation and the use of “Two Spirit“ in some trans circles. Two Spirit, a concept originally from certain Native North American traditions has been appropriated by some queer/ trans folks to describe their identity. In her post, genderbitch makes a clear case about the cultural appropriation aspect of this identity/ label. Read More Cultural Appropriation