PB&J with a side of racism
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Dr. Veronica Gutierrez, a principal with
Oregon? Portland Public Schools, has become convinced that
America' s "white culture" negatively influences educators' world
view and the manner in which they teach their students.
For instance, last year a teacher in the district presented a lesson
that included a reference to peanut butter and j elly sandwiches.
Gutierrez says that by using sandwiches as an illustration, the
teacher was engaged in a very subtle form of racism.
What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?" asked
Gutierrez, according to Portland Tribune. "Another way would be to say: 'Americans eat
peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?' Let them tell you. Maybe they eat
torts. Dr Pita."