Why more clarity in discussions about race, culture, nationality or color may be needed

by B. Mchie

As an educational consultant I visit middle and high schools often as well as college campuses too.
My work features a curriculum reform service that prepares teachers to instruct with more cultural competence in all subjects and grades.
In my travels and discussions I often hear dialogue from people from many cultures, countries, classes and genders.
I find it interesting that many of us blur the distinctions between groups of people in these conversations.
I also wonder why as many people are not asking for clarity over the overlap.
Case in point, a young lady in a cgroup discussion was describing some of her friends in a sentence and she said that they were, black, white, and Mexican.
Afterwards I asked myself why she blended two colors and a nationality rather than one of each?

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