Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect

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George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
Routledge, Feb 18, 2014 - Education - 256 pages
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Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic dilemmas. Most students in these programs are not themselves students of color, meaning the topics and the faculty teaching them are often faced with groups of students whose backgrounds and perspectives may be decidedly different – even hostile – to multicultural pedagogy and curriculum. This edited collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of color to critically examine what it is like to explore race in predominantly white classrooms. It delves into the challenges academics face while dealing with the wide range of responses from both White students and students of color, and provides a powerful overview of how teachers of color highlight the continued importance and existence of race and racism. Exploring Race in Predominately White Classrooms is an essential resource for any educator interested in exploring race within the context of today’s classrooms

  

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Contents

White Crisis and the Value of Losing Ones Way
1
Predominantly White Classrooms Student of Color Voice and Freirian Hopes
17
Talking Race Through Embodying Difference
31
Having Difficult Conversations about Race in Teacher Education
40
Reflections on a Pedagogy of Social Change
50
5 Teaching White Settler Subjects Antiracist Feminisms
62
6 Pedagogical Contours of Race and Racism
79
7 A Letter to My Kinfolk on the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Emancipation
93
A Black Professors Journey to Use the Masters Tools to Dismantle His House
136
Contesting White Entitlement
147
On Pedagogy and the Politics of Collegiality
162
Teaching Tourism Travel Writing and Race From the Inside Out
173
Race Nation and Transnational Feminist Praxis
181
16 Teaching Indigenous Classes in NonIndigenous Classrooms
203
Afterword
215
List of Contributors
223

Trying to Help White People Understand
102
Teaching the Relevance of the Semantics and Ontology of Race
110
Scholars of Color and Double Consciousness
128

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About the author (2014)

Yancy is a book reviewer for the Philadephia Tribune Magazine and a clinical family therapist at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.

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