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Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

A Look At Race As A Social Construct

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama Treats Netanyahu Like He's 'One Of The Cops That Choked Eric Garner'

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Petition Calls On Alabama To Rename Historic Selma Bridge

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Oprah's Harpo Studios Is Closing

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'Phenomenal' Young Girls Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

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City Of Cleveland Blames Tamir Rice For His Own Death, Then Apologizes

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Florida Man Faces Racial Bigot In Bar, Met With Support

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Bill Cosby Accuser In 2005 Case Reveals Details Of Alleged Assault

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Ferguson Officials To Meet With U.S. Justice Department

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Here Are The States Where Obamacare Subsidies Could Disappear

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In Solidarity: When Caribbean Immigrants Become Black

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It's Time To Bring Relief To The Homeless In L.A.

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Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

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Somehow, 'Melissa Harris-Perry' Has Managed To Find Non-White Guests. Here's How.

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These Two Teens Aren't Just Sisters -- They're Twins

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Black Lives Will Matter When Our Tragedies Turn To Triumph: Let Ferguson Be A Start

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Selma To Montgomery: But What About SNCC?

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LAPD Caught On Tape Shooting Homeless Man To Death

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Ku Klux Klan Fliers Promoting Islamophobia Found In Washington State Neighborhood

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Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

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Former School Leader Charged In Cheating Conspiracy Passes Away

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Rev. Al Sharpton: The Time For Voter Rights Is Now

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Black Equality Doesn't End In February

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Three Years After Trayvon Martin, A New Civil Rights Movement Grows In Strength

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Covert 'Body Sculptor' Faces Severe Prison Time For Fatal Butt Injections

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How To Create A Sustainable Black Future

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'Is White Culture Always Going To Be On The Fritz?'

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Chicago's Black Voters Key In Heated Race

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Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly

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Holder Plans Push For Lower Standard Of Proof In Civil-Rights Cases

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The 7 Style Books That You Should Add To Your Library

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Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dead

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Madonna Thinks Kanye 'Takes Things Too Seriously'

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'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett's Sister Played Denise On 'Full House'

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Richard Sherman Wants The SuperSonics Back In Seattle

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Michael Jordan Fails Yet Again To Win ‘Richest Person In The World' Title

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Hollywood's Diversity Problem Starts At The Top, UCLA Report Finds

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How Vince Young Found New Purpose After His NFL Dreams Crumbled

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Kanye's New Album Gets A Title

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See The First Photo Of Alicia Keys' Baby Boy!

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Kobe Bryant's New Documentary Goes Beyond Basketball To Explore Fatherhood And Failure

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