Racial tension is a hot-button issue today in our schools, workplaces and the political discourse. It is an issue that many of psychologist Dr. Cassandra Hutchins’ patients look to deal with in therapy. “I would say the racial climate impacts 95 percent of my patients,” she said. “Regardless of their race, I am seeing thatContinue reading “The Trauma of Racism: A Therapist’s Perspective”
Critical Race Theory has sparked a nationwide debate over how to talk about race in schools. In Connecticut, the debate arose within schools, and made its way to the state legislature. Connecticut State Senator Rob Sampson introduced an amendment last month to ban critical race theory in K-12 education. The amendment ultimately failed to pass.Continue reading “Critical Race Theory Debate Rocks Connecticut Schools”
May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Month. We are putting a spotlight on AAPIs who are making a difference in their community.
Queens-based high school teacher Jeff Kaufman went from patrolling the streets of New York City to being a bridge builder in the war against online misinformation. As a computer science instructor at Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology, Kaufman has been teaching a media literacy course for seven years. Having started out asContinue reading “Ex-Cop turned Teacher Promotes Media Literacy”
This article is part of a series called “The Trauma of Racism,” where we highlight the effects racism can have on minority populations. When Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa first heard the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, he had a mix of emotions. “I had a little relief, sadness,” he said. “The whole thingContinue reading “The Trauma of Racism: Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa”