Race through the Eyes of a Child: Perception and Reality

  By Tamara Fyke My eight-year-old boy smiled as we drove to school on the first day in August 2014.  “I’m so excited, Mama.  I have butterflies and frogs in my tummy.”  By the end of the first week, he was lamenting third grade.  “I hate school,” he’d moan on the morning commute.  Before the end of the first quarter, I overheard him telling a playmate, “Yeah, I’m probably going to fail this year.”  After his friend left, I checked in with my son.  “Why do you think you’re going to fail?”  He shrugged, “That’s what my teacher told me.”  […]

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