Can race be taught as a school subject, like chemistry and foreign language? And if so, what kinds of curricula are best for making students understand how different races fit into and benefit society? We talk to two researchers about the answers to these questions and take a slightly different look at race, ethnicity, religion and how they affect our perceptions of the world.
- Lawrence Blum, Professor of Philosophy, Dist. Professor of Liberal Arts & Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston, author of High Schools, Race and America’s Future: What can students teach us about morality, diversity, and community.
- Todd Pittinsky, Professor in the Department of Technology and Society, SUNY-Stony Brook, lecturer at Harvard University, author of Us + Them: Tapping the positive power of difference.