The 8-Bit Instructor: Racial Inequalities in Education with Asao Inoue Part 2 (EP020)

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Episode 20

In this week’s episode, Asao Inoue and I finish our discussion on racial inequalities in education. Plus, some updates from Kami and Google, this week’s treasure chest, and, of course, your question of the week.

News & Updates

Treasure Chest: Grouping Tabs in Chrome

  • Right click on a tab and select “Add Tab to New Group”
  • Label, color-code, collapse and expand groups

Boss Battle: Racial Inequalities in Education with Asao Inoue

  • Inequalities outside of reading and writing
    • Women in math
      • Claude Steele’s study
      • seeing a field dominated by men presented stereotypes that women weren’t good at math
      • feeling out of place only increases the stereotype
    • the magic number – 1/3 of the students need to be the same to make the stereotype go away
  • Taking steps up the steep hill
    • The Bird Cage Metaphor
      • many-wired cage
      • snip a wire, but you’re still trapped in the cage
  • How do we talk about it with our students?
    • It doesn’t have to be a personal issue
    • It’s a larger structure that creates indifference
    • We have to figure out how to talk about the systems and how they lead back to our actions and beliefs
  • How do we apply this in our classrooms?
    • Orientation to anti-racism
    • We don’t tear don’t systems and have anarchy
    • We tear down systems and create a better one
  • Check out Asao’s stuff online

Crew Members’ Board (#8BitCrew)

QOTW: What’s your action step? What can you do to try to create a more equitable culture in your classroom?

Use the #8BitCrew on Twitter, tag me @comicsocks, or post longer stories in the comments section here.

Get connected

Check out my Google Classroom Udemy course.


Music by David Fesliyan (

  • Intro/Outro: “Retro Platforming”
  • Boss Battle: “Boss Battle Rock”
  • Crew Member’s Board: “Pirate Dance”
  • Wrap up: “Game Over” by Patrick de Arteaga

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