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Adventures in Diversity #1



A couple of decades back, I angled a widely coveted job teaching summer school in St. Paul.  They sent me to a large magnet school in the middle of town and assigned me to be the “language arts” specialist on the primary team.  I dutifully set up my classroom, decorating my bulletin boards with catchy phrases and laying in my supplies of writing paper and crayons.

The Incident: A Conversation

Third of Henry Holiday's original illustrations...

Third of Henry Holiday’s original illustrations to “The Hunting of the Snark” by Lewis Carroll.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A while back, at the end of a post I wrote a “teaser,” promising to tell the story of an incident in one of my undergraduate classes.  I made a number of false starts before abandoning the post, initially because the complexities of the episode made it daunting to distill into a blog post, or even a series of them.


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