Thursday, May 20, 2010


Recently, I ran across a "Brain Teaser" that was used as an assignment at a school for instructional purposes with students. Truly, I was rendered speechless.  There is no doubt that I am all about cultural competence and visual affirmation based on demographic characteristics.  But there is something about this "Brain Teaser" that necessitates my having to share this with others to get an opinion.  I assure you that this assignment was actually used at a school and when it was shared with me, after the fact,  I gave my humble opinion.  So as not to bias your too much, I will share my initial reaction. So, when I was presented with this and was asked "what do you think about it?" the most that I could say (at first) was "really?" (meaning is this for real scanning the room for cameras thinking, surely I must be on "Candid Camera") before I could find the words to give a solid intellectual opinion.  So in the spirit of Natural Is Cool Enough, I ask you, what do you think of the Brain Teaser below?  By the way, it was used at a predominantly Black, public school. I am looking forward to your thoughts on this one?


udee said...

Oh. My. Goodness!

I'm not even sure I know how to appropriately react to this without expressing my sheer disgust at ANYONE who thinks this is acceptable. Yes, it is a course about logic, or whatever, but children certainly pick up on subliminal messages. And you cant even really call this subliminal!

In lamentation: look at the way our culture is being portrayed! Someone needs to say something!!

Dr. Patti Rose said...

I know. It's kind of shocking and believe me, there are folks that do believe this is acceptable and that use it for instruction. Something was said. You can be sure of that. Lamentation...a very appropriate sentiment.