“My teaching philosophy is starting to mirror that of Morpheus in The Matrix, who told his pupil, Neo: ‘I can only point you to the door. It is you who has to walk through it.’”

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So says Anxious Black Woman, in this post entitled “Advocacy on Behalf of Students of Color.” It gave me a lot to think about, for both general and specific (but unfortunately non-bloggable) reasons. Some students arrogantly demand special privileges, while others who need and deserve certain, entirely reasonable kinds of assistance are afraid to ask for it. My law school needs to do a better job with these issues, and that includes me personally.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to “My teaching philosophy is starting to mirror that of Morpheus in The Matrix, who told his pupil, Neo: ‘I can only point you to the door. It is you who has to walk through it.’”

  1. Susan Kuo says:

    agreed. trouble is, most of us are so preoccupied with requests from students without these cultural inhibitions that many students deserving of our notice remain outside our collective peripheral vision.