Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2018

Publication Title

Radical Teacher

ISSN

1941-0832

Volume

111

DOI

https://dx.doi.org/10.5195/rt.2018.474

Abstract

In this article, we describe the critical role of play in exploring issues of equity with young children. We provide examples of how we designed for play-based explorations of privilege and power in a low-income after school program with majority Latino students in the months before, during, and after the election of Donald Trump. In examining the play that resulted, we describe how the children explored themes of identity and belonging as a means of interrogating, interrupting, and responding to Trump’s characterizations of Mexicans in particular.

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