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Old 02-21-2020, 04:53 AM
 
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It sounds as though there's been a pretty good start in dealing with it. If you decide to address it with your class, I would suggest going the vulnerable route, not the stern route. I'm mixed race too (Native & Caucasian) and I rarely allow myself to be perceived as vulnerable so, when I've been very open and direct with students about how hurtful racial slurs and stereotypes have been to me, they usually take it quite seriously.

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-WE NO LONGER USE MELTING POT. The image/mentality it evokes can be one of assimilation and the need to lose ones own cultural identity to create homogeneity/a white washed identity to belong so be careful.
And yes, I second this. I can guarantee you that this imagery is not appreciated by most indigenous people.
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