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    JulieC
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    Who do you think would be most qualified to teach a Diverse Populations class? A white man or woman or a black man or woman? Basically, should it be the oppressed or the oppressor? Julie Celender, Pittsburgh, 32

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    Name : JulieC, Gender : Female, Age : 32, City : Pittsburgh, State : PA Country : United States, Occupation : caseworker, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, 
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    Mara
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    just out of curiosity, which group do YOU see as the oppressed and which the oppressor? Why make it a black/white issue? What about the brown folks, the swarthy red indian, or the inscrutible yellow-skinned asians? Aren’t THEY part of a Diverse Population? Just for the record, every race of man has been, at one time or another, enslaved and oppressed. Even European whites.

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    Name : Mara, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Agnostic, Age : 40, City : Atlanta, State : GA Country : United States, Occupation : data entry, Education level : High School Diploma, Social class : Middle class, 
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    KiranS
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    I think we have to remember that being white doesn’t mean a lack of race. There are certain experiences that are related to being white, just as there are certain experiences that are related to being black, Asian, Native American, man, woman, homosexual, heterosexual, etc. All are dimensions of diversity. We all occupy a variety of these dimensions. I think anyone educated in diversity issues is qualified.

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    Name : KiranS, Gender : Female, Religion : Atheist, Age : 29, City : Madison, State : WI Country : United States, Occupation : Professor, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
    #21610

    Here is a novel idea….how about the best teacher?

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    Name : GuyGuyerson, Gender : Male, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Christian, Age : 45, City : boise, State : ID Country : United States, Occupation : self employed construction, Education level : High School Diploma, Social class : Lower middle class, 
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