Sunday, March 25, 2012

So throughout the past couple of weeks in one of my classes, we have been focusing on American colonial period minority and female authors.  The more we focus and talk about it, I wonder if as English teachers we are required to overcompensate for past oppression in our teaching by focusing on female and minority writers even though our country was founded on a WASP society.  I believe their writing is definitely important in our teaching and in history but when is honoring their memory and writing turned into overcompensation?

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