Witnessing Whiteness

Witnessing Whiteness

Questioning the implications our history has for personal lives and social institutions, the book considers political, economic, socio-cultural, and legal histories that shaped the meanings associated with whiteness.

Author: Shelly Tochluk

Publisher:

ISBN: 1607092573

Category: Education

Page: 277

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Witnessing Whiteness invites readers to consider what it means to be white, describes and critiques strategies used to avoid race issues, and identifies the detrimental effect of avoiding race on cross-race collaborations. The author illustrates how racial discomfort leads white people toward poor relationships with people of color. Questioning the implications our history has for personal lives and social institutions, the book considers political, economic, socio-cultural, and legal histories that shaped the meanings associated with whiteness. Drawing on dialogue with well-known figures within education, race, and multicultural work, the book offers intimate, personal stories of cross-race friendships that address both how a deep understanding of whiteness supports cross-race collaboration and the long-term nature of the work of excising racism from the deep psyche. Concluding chapters offer practical information on building knowledge, skills, capacities, and communities that support anti-racism practices, a hopeful look at our collective future, and a discussion of how to create a culture of witnesses who support allies for social and racial justice. For book discussion groups and workshop plans, please visit www.witnessingwhiteness.com.
Categories: Education

Witnessing Whiteness

Witnessing Whiteness

The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It Shelly Tochluk. That made me wonder: Is it possible that white people's ability to witness racism can be important to cross-race friendships even without either friend's conscious awareness?

Author: Shelly Tochluk

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607092582

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 741

Witnessing Whiteness invites readers to consider what it means to be white, describes and critiques strategies used to avoid race issues, and identifies the detrimental effect of avoiding race on cross-race collaborations. The author illustrates how racial discomfort leads white people toward poor relationships with people of color. Questioning the implications our history has for personal lives and social institutions, the book considers political, economic, socio-cultural, and legal histories that shaped the meanings associated with whiteness. Drawing on dialogue with well-known figures within education, race, and multicultural work, the book offers intimate, personal stories of cross-race friendships that address both how a deep understanding of whiteness supports cross-race collaboration and the long-term nature of the work of excising racism from the deep psyche. Concluding chapters offer practical information on building knowledge, skills, capacities, and communities that support anti-racism practices, a hopeful look at our collective future, and a discussion of how to create a culture of witnesses who support allies for social and racial justice. For book discussion groups and workshop plans, please visit www.witnessingwhiteness.com.
Categories: Education

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

Debby Irving, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race (Cambridge, MA: Elephant Room Press, 2014). 31. Shelly Tochluk, Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It, 2nd ed.

Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541616585

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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The classic, New York Times-bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America. Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? How can we get past our reluctance to discuss racial issues? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about communicating across racial and ethnic divides and pursuing antiracism. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand dynamics of race and racial inequality in America.
Categories: Social Science

Becoming a White Antiracist

Becoming a White Antiracist

Courageous conversations about race: A field guide (2nd ed.). Corwin. ... Learning to work while white to challenge racism in higher education. ... Witnessing whiteness: The need to talk about race and how to do it (2nd ed.).

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620368619

Category: Education

Page: 252

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As this book was being written, the United States exploded in outrage against the murder by police of people of color across the country. Corporations, branches of state and local government, and educational institutions all pledged to work for racial justice and the Black Lives Matters movement moved into the mainstream as people from multiple racial and class identities pledged their support to its message. Diversity initiatives abounded, mission statements everywhere were changed to incorporate references to racial justice, and the rampant anti-blackness endemic to US culture was brought strikingly to the surface. Everywhere, it seemed, white people were looking to learn about race. “What do we do?” “How can we help?” These were the cries the authors heard most frequently from those whites whose consciousness of racism was being raised. This book is their answer to those cries. It’s grounded in the idea that white people need to start with themselves, with understanding that they have a white racial identity. Once you’ve learned about what it means to be white in a white supremacist world, the answer of "what can I do" becomes clear. Sometimes you work in multiracial alliances, but more often you work with white colleagues and friends. In this book the authors explore what it means for whites to move from becoming aware of the extent of their unwitting collusion in racism, towards developing a committed antiracist white identity. They create a road map, or series of paths, that people can consider traveling as they work to develop a positive white identity centered around enacting antiracism. The book will be useful to anyone trying to create conversations around race, teach about white supremacy, arrange staff and development workshops on racism, and help colleagues explore how to create an antiracist culture or environment. This work happens in schools, colleges and universities, and we suspect many readers will be located in K-12 and higher education. But helping people develop an antiracist identity is a project that occurs in corporations, congregations, community groups, health care, state and local government, arts organizations, and the military as well. Essentially, if you have an interest in helping the whites you interact with become antiracist, then this book is written very specifically for you.
Categories: Education

The Token

The Token

White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018. ... Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It, 2nd ed. Philadelphia PA: R&L Education, 2010.

Author: Crystal Byrd Farmer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771423403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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Meet the new Black friend you never had As a Black organizer, community, business, and organization leaders often ask: "How do I get diversity in my group?" The thing is, the work is real, but it's a minefield out there. And even progressive leaders can still, perhaps unknowingly, be racist and uphold oppressive systems. In The Token, your new token Black friend, Crystal Byrd Farmer, acts as the bridge between majority white organizations that are dedicated to social justice and "diverse" people in community they want to recruit, across identities of race, LGBTQ, education, socioeconomic status, and disability. With a blunt style that pulls no punches, Crystal tells you how it is, calling you out on tokenism, while extending a hand to help your organization make real transformative change toward diversity and inclusion. Coverage includes: What marginalized people experience and what they need to feel safe and comfortable in order to succeed Doing "The Work" – how to have deep conversations with your membership about the reality of bias, privilege, and microaggressions Practical exercises and discussion questions How to choose appropriate meeting locations and establish ground rules, when to bring in outside help, and how to recruit support within your organization Strategies on how to talk to friends who are resistant to progressive ideas. This no-nonsense, provocative, humorous, and accessible guide is for all well-meaning people leading progressive organizations who acknowledge the need for diversity but don't know where to start.
Categories: Business & Economics

Race Conscious Pedagogy

Race Conscious Pedagogy

Shelly Tochluk (2010), author of Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It, calls the discomfort displayed by Whites a “ dis-ease.” While Tochluk's theory is a close association to DiAngelo's concept of white ...

Author: Todd M. Mealy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680330

Category: Education

Page: 232

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In 1935, W.E.B. Du Bois asked, "Does the Negro need separate schools?" His stunning query spoke to the erasure of cultural relevancy in the classroom and to reassurances given to White supremacy through curricula and pedagogy. Two decades later, as the Supreme Court ordered public schools to desegregate, educators still overlooked the intimations of his question. This book reflects upon the role K-12 education has played in enabling America's enduring racial tensions. Combining historical analysis, personal experience, and a theoretical exploration of critical race pedagogy, this book calls for placing race at the center of the pedagogical mission.
Categories: Education

The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga

The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's videos encourage conversations about the operation of whiteness at an historical time when, as Shelly Tochluk argues in Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It and Melanie Bush asserts in Everyday ...

Author: Richard J. Gray II

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786492527

Category: Music

Page: 271

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Three years after entering the pop music scene, Lady Gaga became the most well-known pop star in the world. These thirteen critical essays explore Lady Gaga’s body of work through the interdisciplinary filter of performance identity and cover topics such as gender and sexuality, body commodification, visual body rhetoric, drag performance, homosexuality and heteronormativity, Surrealism and the theatre of cruelty, the carnivalesque, monstrosity, imitation and parody, human rights, and racial politics. Of particular interest is the way that Lady Gaga’s œuvre, however popular, strange, raw or controversial, enters into the larger sociopolitical discourse, challenging the status quo and altering our perceptions of reality.
Categories: Music

Critical Thinking and Reasoning

Critical Thinking and Reasoning

White fragility: Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism. ... European American Collaborative Challenging Whiteness (ECCW). (2010). ... Witnessing whiteness: The need to talk about race and how to do it (2nd ed.).

Author: Daniel Fasko, Jr.

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004444591

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Critical Thinking and Reasoning provides access to expert views on critical thinking. It covers (1) the theory of critical thinking, (2) the psychology of its development and learning, (3) examples of successful instruction, and (4) potent ways to assess it.
Categories: Education

Unhooking from Whiteness

Unhooking from Whiteness

'Your momma is day-glow White': Questioning the politics of racial identity, loyalty and obligation. ... What is White privilege, really? ... Witnessing Whiteness: The need to talk about race and how to do it (2nd ed.).

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004389502

Category: Education

Page: 318

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In this third and final volume of Unhooking from Whiteness, the editors move from prepared précises on multicultural education toward actionable conversations that drive social justice agendas and have the power to eliminate educational inequities.
Categories: Education

Change Starts With Me

Change Starts With Me

Talking About Race in the Elementary Classroom (An Elementary Teacher's Guide to Breaking the Unproductive Silence Surrounding Race and Racism) Madeleine ... Witnessing whiteness: The need to talk about race and how to do it (2nd ed.).

Author: Madeleine Rogin

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781952812781

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 617

You can make a difference in how young students see and understand race and racism. Grounded in real-world examples, this accessible, insightful guide tackles topics like White silence, the scientific origin of skin color, and societal fears of being perceived as a racist. Readers will find solutions to overcome barriers like inherent biases and wary parents while helping students understand emotional and complex issues. Elementary classroom teachers will: Help young children develop a foundational understanding about race and racism rooted in anti-bias practices Vicariously experience a classroom’s transformation from silent to celebratory Learn and teach the scientific origins of skin color and how differences should be acknowledged and celebrated Build skills in maintaining transparency and clear communication with hesitant parents Gain confidence to break the silence surrounding these complex and profound topics Contents: Preface Introduction Part 1: Reasons Some Choose Silence and Reasons for Breaking It Chapter 1: Racial Stress Chapter 2: Diverse Environments Chapter 3: Not Knowing What to Say About Race Chapter 4: The Desire for a Post-Racial World Part 2: Effective and Appropriate Ways to Talk About Race and Racism in Your Classroom Chapter 5: The Importance of Speaking Up Chapter 6: Peaceful Changemakers Chapter 7: A Deeper Conversation About Race Chapter 8: Parents and Caregivers as Partners in the Conversation Chapter 9: Common Roadblocks and a Path Through Them Glossary Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions Appendix B: Steps to Take Before Introducing Dr. King Appendix C: Picture Books That Address Skin Color, Race, Hair, and Other Identities Appendix D: Books for Adults on Race and Racism References and Resources Index
Categories: Education