That's What She Wrote 5/19/19 - Culturally Responsive Reading with Cara Morgenson by KZUM published on 2019-06-24T14:33:04Z Cara Morgenson taught at North Star High School for four years and is now pursuing a PhD in Education Studies in Multilingual Education & Educational Equity for Multilingual Students. Culturally responsive reading is the ability to learn from and relate respectfully with people of your own culture as well as those from other cultures. We talked about White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. In the course of our discussion, we talked about white privilege, systemic racism, and bias. We talked about culturally responsive reading in the context of book clubs and used The Help as an example of a book that sanitizes the South of the 1960's. It's hard to know what we don't know - but reading a variety of book reviews can help broaden our perspective. In the case of Kathryn Stockett's novel, reading the essay about The Help found in Roxane Gay's book, Bad Feminist, can lead to an awareness of cultural bias - and a much richer book club discussion.