Most educators have for some years recognized the importance of self-esteem and academic performance. Yet, few seem to correlate the self-esteem and academic performance to the use of words. As educators, on a daily basis, we must recognize the power of words to make or break our young. Furthermore, we must be vigilant in leading others who impact upon the child to recognize the same and encouraging them to make and not break our young.
Smith, Vernon G.
"A Note on the Effects of Language on the Perception of Racial Groups by Majority Group Members,"
Challenge: Vol. 10
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/challenge/vol10/iss1/7