Research on Women and Education This is a special interest group within the American Education Research Association (AERA) formed to promote communication about women in education within the intersections of race, class, gender and culture.
Dr. Weber's keynote, “The Watch on Racism Cannot Stop," focuses on the on the challenge African American women face in balancing gender and equity.
Dr. Weber discusses host city San Diego's own "skeletons" with racism.
Dr. Weber talks about the difficult duality of growing up and living as an African American female.
Dr. Weber discusses the definition of "diversity," and how it has evolved to often exclude African Americans, and specifically African American women.
Dr. Weber talks about the perception of black women as nurturers.
Dr. Weber says that in this country, we "take away the humanity" of people of color and to "put them in categories that they would normally not be in, and to not afford them even the smallest level of concern and sympathy that ought to exist."
Dr. Weber talks about America's problem of "the color line."
Dr. Weber discusses the challenge that people of color face to be "twice as good ... to be considered 'good enough,'" and how this is particularly unfair to children.
Dr. Weber speaks about how education systems should recognize children of color: "We have to be prepared to be uncomfortable in the environment in which they exist, and deal with that discomfort as our problem and not theirs. [We must] be prepared to create an environment so that we eventually erase the discomfort that we feel rather than run from it."
Dr. Weber says that in education, the issues of gender and race must be addressed at the same time, "without making apologies for either one."
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