Female teachers reported higher levels of “closeness” with elementary school girls according to a study.
But the professors behind the study say their results show more training is needed on racism and that “white privilege” is systemic in the education system. While the paper mentions “sexism,” it largely focuses on race.
The scholars wrote that non-white teachers also felt lower levels of “closeness” with black male students. Black girls are closer to their teachers than white males are, the study also found.