Why more clarity in discussions about race, culture, nationality or color may be needed, by B. Mchie

Mon, 03.28.2016

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?