Saturday, December 05, 2009

words have no meaning

I've just read a student's paper and I am struggling to find words with which to comment. She doesn't realize that she has just voiced a very unpleasant stereotype. I'm not sure which is harder, pointing out the stereotype, or pointing out her ignorance.

She's not young and this isn't intentional. She will be mortified when she reads my comments. Still breaks my heart.


Harriet said...

I hate handling things like that. But just recognizing for what it is guarantees you'll be diplomatic and kind.

lightly said...

now if there was just some way we could read her paper. the suspense is killing me