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Bonnie Davis addresses an audience Thursday during a presentation at the Willmar Education and Arts Center designed to help teachers communicate with minority students. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Speaker offers teachers tips to reach across the boundaries of local cultures

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Bonnie Davis shocked herself when, after a couple decades of teaching, she looked at two male students who were late to her ad-vanced literature class and immediately made assumptions about them in her mind.


That Asian boy had probably stayed late at his calculus class to talk to the teacher, she thought, but when she looked at the black boy, spo-rts came to mind.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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