today’s lesson: diversity

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shawn: “teacher, why nose so big?”

i had to stop myself from saying, “’cause i’m jewish, kiddo!” or better yet, the punchline to the worst joke about jews i have ever heard: “’cause air is FREE!” talk about a can of worms…

then there’s justin, the only black teacher at my school. he’s greeted by refrains of “teacher, why are you brown?” how endearingly unselfaware five-year-olds are…

shawn: “teacher, why nose so big?”

i had to stop myself from saying, “’cause i’m jewish, kiddo!” or better yet, the punchline to the worst joke about jews i have ever heard: “’cause air is FREE!” talk about a can of worms…

then there’s justin, the only black teacher at my school. he’s greeted by refrains of “teacher, why are you brown?” how endearingly unselfaware five-year-olds are…



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