Like most teachers/bloggers/TpT creators, I am extremely obsessed with clip art.
I am constantly looking for something fun, different, attractive, and adorable.
I find great stuff on TpT or on Etsy.
I keep coming across GREAT work...that excludes children/people of color.
I don't think it's done on purpose...
I don't know the first thing about designing clip art and I can't imagine how much time it takes to create something like that. I just find it frustrating to truly like something but feel limited because only one option is available.
And I write this post because I think about my students. I think of the beautiful shades of color that paint my classroom. When I create items for my own personal use...I want my students to be represented in that creation. It's so powerful when students can see themselves in their work.
When we retell the story of Red Riding Hood...I love that my students can choose between a light skin or dark skin Red to sequence the story.
I know there are a TON of clip art designers who feature children/people of all colors in their work and I truly appreciate them for that...I make an attempt to purchase exclusively from them.
Does anyone else experience this or something similar? Am I being unreasonable? Expecting people to be too "PC"?