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Here are some questions I have after reading "Courageous Conversations" by Glenn Singleton and Curtis W. (Wallace) Linton Definition of racism and racist: "one set of characteristics is superior [or more beautiful] than an another... A racist is someone who subscribes to these beliefs and perpetuates them consciously or unconsciously. Racism does not require intent." from "Courageous Conversations" "Euro-centrism is the practice of viewing the world from a European perspective and with an implied belief, either consciously or subconsciously, in the preeminence of European culture." Wikipedia Premise: The root cause of institutional racism and thus the achievement gap, is the Euro-centric curriculum and the Euro-centric dominent society.  How do we fix it? How do we make repairations for the damage? How do we counsel the White students and parents? How do we avoid having the next dominate culture becoming racist? The term "People of Color", by definition, excludes White people because they have no color. Can we develope a new meta language that doesn't isolate White poeple? 1 Please see "Reform Starts Here" topic "A NEW VISION FOR SCHOOLS & EDUCATION IN AMERICA" started by Rock Barrera.