Imagine a typical Middle School classroom. Well, a typical classroom during COVID. There is a collection of students "in the room", some at home, some on campus. They are working on an identity exercise, thinking about gender, family structure, siblings, and race. There is much intersectionality and diversity. One distinctive omission that stands out to the teachers: many, if not all, of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students list their race as the number one way they identify.
Not a single white student lists their race….Interesting, yet not surprising.