Sam at clean up on aisle life delves into issues of race and power in education, noting that the racial makeup of the teaching profession is by no means lost on minority students:
Last year one of my students asked why I was white and he was black. One of my friends had her students tell her that she was not white, because she was nice to them. My roommate and I have discussed how obsessed our students become over our blue eyes. They are very aware of the differences between themselves and their teachers, which means they must be aware of the lack of teachers that come from their own cultures.