Seventeen years ago a few months into my first teaching job, I was standing in an assembly when I realized something. I was the only white dude in the room.
I was looking around Twitter today at who other people follow and I had the same feeling come back. There are only white dudes in the “Twitter room.” I could not find anyone who was not. Out of every class that I have collaborated with this year only one person was an African American. Then I thought about the blogs I read, the wikis I check out, and the podcasts I listen to. Same deal as the Twitter room. What’s up with that?