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Stephanie Mckellop, Teacher Who Calls on Black Women, Not Male Students

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24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 4:30:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
After a teaching assistant at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania tweeted about a strategy to encourage classroom participation by minority students, the tweets sparked a massive online clash with conservative news outlets and many Twitter and Reddit users calling for the assistant to be fired while other academics rallied to the assistant’s defense.

Stephanie McKellop, a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant who studies marriage and family, has since set their Twitter account to private, but archived copies of the tweets were posted online and quoted in news stories. (McKellop uses they/them pronouns.)

“I will always call on my Black women students first. Other POC get second tier priority. WW come next. And, if I have to, white men,” McKellop tweeted on Monday, using abbreviations for “people of color” and “white women.”

24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 4:30:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:00:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
If this bothers you don't take her class.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:03:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is pretty off base from the issue itself, but I listened to a really interesting podcast about the impact of desegregation on education of people of colour.

In particular, it posited that Brown v Board of Education was a flawed ruling in that outcomes for black students were better in schools with black teachers. Following desegregation, many black teachers were fired from their positions and as such black students' successes were ignored and their failures judged more harshly by their new white teachers. Of particular interest is the way this has compounded over time and appears to still be inherent in our labelling of pupils as gifted.
Cited in the podcast, "for very high achieving Black students, the probability of being assigned to gifted services under a White teacher is about half the probability, um, as an observably similar Black student taught by a Black teacher."
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:34:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:00:23 PM EhFahQ wrote:
If this bothers you don't take her class.


1) it's rare that a student would even know who the teaching assistant for a course or their section in a course would be prior to showing up for that particular class (although, they could always drop it, I suppose)

2) The TA tweeted this out at a point in the semester well after you can drop a course without a W on your transcript at most colleges. It's also too late to add a course at most colleges which means if you drop, you are taking an underload but paying full tuition for it. It may mean losing a scholarship or taking having to pay for an extra semester. In other words, it's not quite that simple.

If this is how the course is run, it should be in the syllabus on the first day of class
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:44:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
3) While obviously this TA has chosen this approach to attempt to promote diversity, I worry that it may backfire and some of the students may end up feeling like they are getting unfairly picked on b/c of their ethnicity or gender.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:45:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fantastic!
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:04:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure there are many teachers/TAs with internalised biases of a similar nature which affect students due to their gender/race/etc. but to be blatantly aware of them and in fact intentional about them is a different matter entirely.

And while I'm sure the majority of those internalised biases likely benefit white students and men, this TA's admitted bias does not balance that scale imo.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:14:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:44:20 PM catchall wrote:
3) While obviously this TA has chosen this approach to attempt to promote diversity, I worry that it may backfire and some of the students may end up feeling like they are getting unfairly picked on b/c of their ethnicity or gender.


If I was a Native American woman I would be really pissed if she called on a black woman before me, since they are the most marginalized people in America.

Actually I wouldn't because I'm not crazy.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:17:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:44:20 PM catchall wrote:
3) While obviously this TA has chosen this approach to attempt to promote diversity


If she wants to promote diversity, she shouldn't favor some groups over others.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:19:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Says the stupid white man.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:21:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/24/17 - 5:03:46 PM Spoonerism wrote:
This is pretty off base from the issue itself, but ... Black student taught by a Black teacher."


Hmm, I was taught by teachers of all different races. Being taught by someone of my own race didn't necessarily mean I was going to get a better grade or I was going to understand the subject better. The thing that did make a difference was whether the teacher was good at teaching or not.

24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:22:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:19:56 PM Boredofu wrote:
Says the stupid white man.


Says the man who doesn't understand what the word diversity means.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:25:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Speak for your stupid self... you struggle enough with that without burdening your stupid self further.

Better still don't bore us with your noise at all.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:27:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's pretty cool that Wonder Woman is in her class though.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:38:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Noldor, the podcast addresses this.

This bit in particular is about a study done at Vanderbilt University by political scientists, Jason Grissom and Christopher Redding. They start with a well-known fact, White students are far more likely to being gifted and talented programs than Black students. Now you might say, “Well, that’s simply a reflection of the fact that White kids, for whatever reasons, have higher test scores, on average, than Black kids.” So Grissom and Redding look at a large national sample of elementary school kids and equalise for test scores and a number of other factors (income, age of entry in school, etc.) They find that the gap persists.

So, since giftedness is largely identified based on classroom teachers, they look at classroom teachers and race.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 6:38:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
And he finds that, for White kids, there’s no affect; the race of the teacher doesn’t matter, but not for Black students.

"For a Black student, the world looks different. So if I am a Black student and I have a Black classroom teacher, the probability that I’m assigned to giftedness in, in the next year looks very much like the probability for a White student. But if I am a Black student and I have a White classroom teacher, my probability of being identified as gifted is substantially lower."
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 9:04:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I do need an update on the current marginalized rankings tier list.

You mean to tell me she would call on a black woman at a higher tier than a trangendered person?

What a transphobic piece of sh*t.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 11:27:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
1. This is an actual educational tactic called progressive stacking.

2. Saying they were met with criticism from right-wing media is understating it by quite a bit. They were harassed by white supremacists and Alex Jones types.
24 days ago - Tuesday 10/24/17 - 11:53:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
1) In this case, is the 'greater chance to speak' really the 'only chance to speak '? The 'only if I have to' comment makes it sound like white males will have no opportunity to speak...
24 days ago - Wednesday 10/25/17 - 12:10:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
Where does it state that they never called on white male students?
24 days ago - Wednesday 10/25/17 - 1:25:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
what makes black women more important than other minorities? if the intent is to promote diversity, why are they highest on the list?
24 days ago - Wednesday 10/25/17 - 1:32:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
It isn't about one group being "more important" than others. If you're looking at it that way, you're already missing the point.
24 days ago - Wednesday 10/25/17 - 1:57:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Come on, it’s ridiculous.
24 days ago - Wednesday 10/25/17 - 2:20:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 10/25/17 - 1:57:33 AM Abzurd wrote:
Come on, it’s ridiculous.

I don't agree.

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