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    When one 'we' gets to determine standards for all 'we's' then some 'we's' are in trouble.
    — Lisa Delpit
    tags: standard 
     
    Those with power are frequently least aware of - or least willing to acknowledge - its existence [and] those with less power are often most aware of its existence.
    — Lisa Delpit
    tags: power  existence 
     
    In order to teach you, I must know you.
    — Lisa Delpit
    Progressive white teachers seem to say to their black students 'Let me help you find your voice. I promise not to criticize one note as you search for your song'. But the black teachers say 'I've heard your song loud and clear. Now I want to teach you to harmonize with the rest of the world.
    — Lisa Delpit
    tags: world  help  song  black 
     
    If the curriculum we use to teach our children does not connect in positive ways to the culture young people bring to school, it is doomed to failure.
    — Lisa Delpit
    We do not really see through our eyes or hear through our ears, but through our beliefs. To put our beliefs on hold is to cease to exist as ourselves for a moment - and that is not easy ... but it is the only way to learn what it might feel like to be someone else and the only way to start the dialogue.
    — Lisa Delpit
    tags: belief  moment  eyes  learn 
     
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