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When White Teachers Teach Minority Children

Phi Delta Kappan
ED120308
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Two years ago, my ignorance and I began to teach on Montana’s Rocky Boy Reservation. Until then, I had never really thought of myself as white. My identity was formed by the facts that I am an Appalachian woman, the daughter of a coal miner, a hillbilly—somehow not quite white. But at Rocky Boy Elementary, I was bride-dress white, and it mattered more than ever before.

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