Kent State Grad Hopes to Bridge Racial Divide in the Classroom
Kent State University graduate Chelsea Griffin, 23, wants multiracial students to feel like they’re a part of the whole culture at school. Griffin, who was an early childhood education major in Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Services, shares her thoughts in the Akron Beacon Journal about growing up in a predominately white community and the difficulties she faced as a minority student without any teachers who represented her race.
According to the article, ethnic diversity is happening faster among students than teachers. Even though the number of multiracial teachers is growing quickly, the gap is still significantly wide between multiracial teachers and students.