White Teacher Shaming: Inside ‘The Color Line’ Exercise

The Color Line” exercise, a teacher training activity developed by Glenn Singleton’s Pacific Educational Group and Courageous Conversations, aims to help white educators identify their so-called “white privilege,” so they can understand how this privilege is perpetuating white supremacy culture in K-12 schools as well as the rest of America.  University of Alabama History Professor David Beito described the activity as a Maoist-style scheme that “publicly humiliate[s] dissenters by having them wear signs around their necks expressing shame for their ‘incorrect thoughts.’”  This video takes a close look at the actual exercise, including the procedures, objectives, and actual survey questions given to teachers.

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