A white person should not teach minority children.
A person of a minority race cannot teach white children.
Race is not a factor on a person's competency to teach anything.
Making the race of a teacher an issue is in itself racist.
I have a completely different perspective and will explain.
I guess technically it shouldn't matter, but at the same time I can't help but admit that I would find it strange if an Irish teacher was teaching African Studies. A Chinese teacher teaching European cultural studies. And a African teaching Asian cultural studies, it just seems off.
What comes inherent with a teacher who identifies with the race that the course focuses on is genuine experience of being that race. The knowledge will not be purely text based if an African is teaching African studies.
Then I want to hear of no black professor teaching Presidential History. Or WWI or WWII history.
Will I be glad (and dead, unfortunately) when there are virtually no more 'races'...just mutts.
Btw, I am 'white'.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."