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White Teachers Need to See Color

Hello colleagues, The issue of race is central to our work in adult literacy education. There is a majority of white teachers in our field while adult learners in our programs are predominantly people of color. This blog, "White Teachers Need to See Color: Here's Why." by Joy Mohammed on the site We Are Teachers offers numerous valuable insights.

Diversity CoP and its Important Precedents: Literacy, Poverty, Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

Diversity and Literacy Colleagues,

LINCS originated in an organization called the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL). When NIFL's funding was eliminated, LINCS continued under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Education. The original LINCS discussion forums, eventually called Communities of Practice, included a forum called Poverty, Race, and Literacy. This was expanded to include a focus on gender and sexual orientation, and now also includes other kinds of diversity, for example, where people live.

The role we can play after this tragic week

Dear colleagues,

In the wake of the tragic violence we have witnessed this week, I want to remind you that The Change Agent’s recent issue on “Talking about Race” is a unique resource that can help adults learn about the experiences of others, find hope in examples of positive action and change, and move toward healing the painful divisions that are often exploited by politicians and media. 

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How to Raise a Black Son in America

How to raise a black son in America, short video by Clint Smith at


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