VEE #051 – Spanish is dangerous

This podcast contains three excerpts from the excellent program “Race Bridges for Schools,” an online resource of audio and written materials designed to increase teenagers’ understanding of different races and cultures. If you are a high school or middle school teacher of language arts or social studies, I highly recommend this web site.
Included in this podcast are “Spanish is dangerous” and “But You Don’t Look Mexican!” by Olga Loya and “Dreaming of Cuba: Stories That Bind” by Antonio Sacre. Olga is Mexican American and Antonio is Cuban American but they share the common experience of trying to develop a bicultural identity in an environment that hasn’t always been open to the idea.
Visit the Race Bridges for Schools web site for transcripts, audio files and teachers’ lessons plans.