Meet Adrianna, an educator, traveler, optimist, social justice advocate, adventurer, and fellow Loyola University Maryland alum.
“In order to be successful educators, we must continually assume the role of a student, especially those of us who are white. Like many white Americans, as a child, I was taught to be “color-blind.” I have since learned that color-blindness “…starts and ends at ‘discriminating against a person because of the colour of their skin is bad’ without any accounting for the ways in which structural power manifests in these exchanges” (Eddo-Lodge, 2015). It is therefore essential for white teachers to recognize their biases (implicit and explicit), as well as their race, the race of their students, and to teach their students to see race. It is only then that the system can be dismantled. Along the same line, white educators must also acknowledge the systemic injustices that their students of the Global Majority may face. It is therefore vital that educators continually educate themselves and their students with texts and resources from people of various races, sexes, cultures, and viewpoints.”-Adrianna CatonRead More