In Uncommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Making and Maintaining Interracial Friendships. Robin DiAngelo is an assistant professor of education at Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts. Based on extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the authors address the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. Engaging in critical social justice work will have this result—readers and students will feel blamed and guilty. Second, the authors highlight the personal nature of this learning and some ways to engage in spite of resistance. Critical Thinking and Critical Theory Two Dimensions of Thinking Critically About Knowledge A Brief Overview of Critical Theory Why Theory Matters Knowledge Construction Example of Knowledge as Socially Constructed Thinking Critically About Opinions 2.
And while I agree that it is important to name this reality and invite readers and students to move past guilt and blame, I think the authors could have done more to both anticipate some of the spaces where guilt and blame might show up and reinforce the problems with remaining in that space. The authors demonstrate that important concepts about social justice and political change can be both understandable and engaging. I can't wait to use this text. Robin DiAngelo argues that a number of factors make this question difficult for whites—miseducation about what racism is; ideologies such as individualism and colorblindness; defensiveness; and tendency to protect rather than expand our worldviews. Based on extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the authors address the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. There are discussion questions and extension activities at the end of each chapter, and an appendix designed to lend pedagogical support to those new to teaching social justice education. This is a huge contribution to the field.
I commend the authors for the approach to pedagogy that the book embodies. They provide recognizable examples, scenarios, and vignettes illustrating these concepts. Based on the authors' extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the book addresses the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. An invaluable resource for every educator, student, practitioner, and concerned citizen; you will be better prepared to address all forms of oppression after reading this book. I need to say without hesitation that Is Everyone Really Equal? Based on the authors' extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the book addresses the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. Microaggressions: Intervening in three acts.
Journal of Progressive Human Services, Vol. Although difficult, the area includes peer-reviewed, theoretical, empirical, and legitimate content that requires serious attention. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 26 2. She describes how race shapes the lives of white people, explains what makes racism so hard for whites to see, identifies common white racial patterns, and speaks back to popular white narratives that work to deny racism. Acknowledging this subtly throughout the book might make it less likely that readers can dismiss or resist the important content that the book makes available. Discourses of Sexism in Advertising Discourses of Sexism in Movies Discourses of Sexism in Music Videos 7.
Students also identified the use of analogies as helping them clarify their understanding of the concepts. In the practice of anti-oppressive teaching, dominantly positioned students do experience guilt and will resist partly because of the blame they sense. This is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education. Perspectives on Diversity: Selected Readings, 340-344. This book is one among fifty others within the Multicultural Education Series. Journal of Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 4 2.
One teacher suggested that, often, he has to refer to the dictionary in order to make sense of the words being used in these complicated conversations about anti-oppressive theories. Journal of Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 1 1 Article 2. Inclusion in Urban Educational Environments: Addressing Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice 213-240. An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education by Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo Michael Cappello University of Regina During a recent conference, I found it interesting as I listened to academics and educators struggling to articulate and use the language of anti-racism. I need to say without hesitation that Is Everyone Really Equal? White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. Journal of Educational Foundations, 2 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages 231-244 and index. This weaving of clear and concise content with examples in practice enables a richer understanding of the content on offer. This book explicates the dynamics of White Fragility and how we might build our capacity in the on-going work towards racial justice. An Example: Sexism Today What Makes Sexism Difficult to See? Vol 108 10 , p. There are discussion questions and extension activities at the end of each chapter, and an appendix designed to lend pedagogical support to those newer to teaching social justice education. The authors provide clear definitions, recognizable examples, robust counterpoints, and thought-provoking activities.
Thank you for shopping with Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest-changing lives through the cycle for good. What Does It Mean To Be White? These factors contribute to what she terms white racial illiteracy. Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, this book offers a collection of detailed and engaging explanations of key concepts in social justice education, including critical thinking, socialization, group identity, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, power, privilege, and White supremacy. An introduction to key concepts in social justice education Multicultural education series. The authors intend for persons to read the chapters in their numerical order.
Although the ideas are complex, and the social realities and forces being described demand a complex theorizing, the material can be learned. Abstract: This practical handbook will introduce readers to social justice education, providing tools for developing ''critical social justice literacy'' and for taking action towards a more just society. There is an underlying logic in the linear progression of the chapters. The book will help teachers to rethink inequality in systemic terms and to find opportunities for taking action at any moment. This is a brilliant primer to help us consider what it means to think critically and to act for justice. Layered with questions and examples, the authors approach the material in a teacherly way, exploring the concepts by nuancing theory with relevant examples from both Canada and the United States—a rarity in itself—without conflating the two locations and without getting bogged down in exploring the large-scale differences.