Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jul 19, 2010 - 760 pages
Which acts by educators are ''racist'' and which are ''antiracist''? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be ''racial,'' deal with racial inequality and ''diversity,'' and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the ''n-word'' to valuing students' home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.
 

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Contents

Get Ready to Talk about a Racialized Society
29
Remember That People Do Not Fit Neatly and Easily
56
Remember That People Are Treated as Racial Group
73
Emphasize Individuality
107
How Opportunities Are Provided and Denied
131
Counter Racially Patterned Skill Gaps
149
While Honoring the Nonstandard Behaviors They Already
168
Teaching Students Fluency in Multiple Cultural Codes
187
On Spotlighting and Ignoring Racial Group Members in
411
Spearhead Conversations with Students about
421
Debating Racially Charged Topics
434
Developing Antiracist School Policy
442
Talk Thoroughly with Colleagues about Race
453
Moving Beyond Quick Cultural Explanations
461
Naming the Racial Hierarchies That Arise During School
472
Spearheading Schoolwide Reform
481

Finding Role Models in the Community
210
of Learning
232
Curriculum That Asks Crucial Questions about
245
Create Curriculum That Analyzes Opportunity
273
Create Curriculum That Represents a Diverse Range
305
Film
329
and Thoroughly
353
Race and the School Experience The Need
371
Interrogating Students Silences
385
Questioning Cultural Explanations of Classroom
395
Creating Safe Spaces in Predominantly White Classrooms
403
Analyze with Colleagues and Students How Your
490
Inquire Fully about Home Communities
527
Opportunity
559
Struggle to Change a System That Is Unequal
589
Complete List of Everyday Antiracist Strategies
617
Notes
627
Reference List
643
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NEW PRESS
705
Back Cover Material
711
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