March 2, 2017
Seattle’s Columbia City, a self-described“neighborhood of nations” and “one of the country’s most diverse zip codes,” will soon feature an “anti-racism” preschoolthat “focuses on experiences of people of color,” according to Western Washington’s King5.com news.
The school will teach a curriculum that endeavors “to change biases” through stories of race and racism.
“When we’re telling stories to our kids, especially about people of color, we want to make sure that we’re showing them stories about people of color that aren’t just about people existing in the past,” said teacher Jasen Frelot.
“We’re looking to create the confidence,” teacher Benjamin Gore added, “that when these kids go into predominantly white schools that don’t highlight counter-narratives, that they bring that to the school.”
“I like the idea,” parent Taryn Coe said, “of these kids being exposed to role models that don’t look like them…there’s a lot of Disney princess culture that happens in our house.”
This article was posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:03 am