'Race and Parenting' series sparking conversations at CDS

November 17, 2016

James Huguley, a University of Pittsburgh research associate and assistant professor at the Center on Race and Social Problems. James Huguley grew up in a racially diverse community, and got into programs for gifted students, but remembers being socially isolated in school. “I did not get invited to birthday parties in middle school, and didn’t have many good friends in my program,” said Mr. Huguley, assistant professor at the Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh. “It was a strange space for me to be in. From there [middle school] to high school, what I faced the most was not an overt racism, but a set of lower expectations from teachers.” Mr. Huguley will speak Wednesday on “Race and Parenting: How To Raise Children Who Understand and Promote Justice For All” at the Community Day School in Squirrel Hill, and will elaborate on work he and his partner Ming-Te Wang have worked on at the Center on Race and Social Problems. His talk, free and open to the public, is from 7 to 9 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill. The Community Day School decided to take a deliberate approach to the issue in January, when it made Martin Luther King Day a “day on” instead of a “day off.” Students Pre-K through 8 went through programs that...

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