White Privilege, Cultural Sensitivity Not New to Milwaukee Public Schools

April 3, 2014

The MacIver Institute first became aware of the notion of white privilege and the desire by some to make sure new teachers entering the profession were culturally sensitive years ago.

Bob Peterson, head of the Milwaukee teachers’ union, announced during an event in September 2012 that Milwaukee Public Schools had adopted a new procedure for screening teacher applicants based on their cultural sensitivity.

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This year’s national White Privilege Conference was held at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. The conference was open to anyone who wanted to attend, but garnered multiple educators from Wisconsin and other states.

Check out MacIver’s reports on some of the sessions that took place during the conference by click the links below:

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