I actually took pictures…it’s a WIP Knit Wednesday, as I have not worked on any crochet projects since finishing the Mission Falls set.
Basket Weave square from Barbara Walker’s Learn to Knit book
My A Breath of Fresh Air (Rav link) scarf from the February Loopy Kit.
My sock…it is the Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock pattern
I’m going to, I don’t know, vent or rant for a minute…
Yesterday a friend mentioned that her second grade daughter’s homework was to look at pictures and guess what culture was being depicted by the people’s faces and clothing….It really bothered me. I asked for some more information (it bothered the mom too). It is from a new social studies series of a well known company. They were drawn pictures (not real photos). And there were no real clues exempt those of the clothing and the faces. I talked it over with my fifth graders today…one of them said it was racist…we had a good discussion about stereotypes….shouldn’t we be teaching our children NOT to judge by what a person looks like? Unless there is an anthropological objective, you need to discuss cultures based on more than a person’s clothing and looks. You can’t judge people in this day and age on what they “look” like…..It’s not cut and dry, especially here in the US and other countries which have had a large influx of immigrants in their past and present.
It just disturbed me…We decided to take a picture to show how difficult it could be to judge on appearance. Here is a picture of some of my students..