Let's talk about stereotyping
In The Non-Bengali, Joyeeta Dey writes about some of the ways in which we are all guilty of discrimination in one form or another—often beginning from innocuous-seeming thoughts we imbibe from our cultural milieu. The question this text left with me was: Who after all is a Bengali?
What makes some claims to an identity more legitimate than others?
What thoughts did The Non-Bengali spark for you?
If you haven't had the chance to read it yet, find it here, or join in the discussion anyway! You are welcome to share any anecdotes (from the classroom or otherwise) involving stereotyping and discrimination, or even just your thoughts on how you think stereotyping can or should be addressed. Waiting to hear from you!