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Special Needs & Stereotyping Children of Color {Multicultural Familia}

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Special Needs & Stereotyping Children of Color

… Sadder still, is the fact that this practice of generalizing children of color as having “attitude problems” or being “troubled” isn’t only related to special needs.  There is an abundance of stereotyping going on in the public education system…all of which ingrains this message to brown kids…”you are inferior”.  We’ve seen many of the same thoughts and fears in students without disabilities and the simple answer is a systematic disheartening of brown children.  It’s a system based on stereotypes about the abilities of brown children, about their supposed “innate” aggression and their “misguided” priorities (education apparently not being one of them) …

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