Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School

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Mica Pollock
The New Press, 2008 - Education - 389 pages

The groundbreaking book on race in schools that has become an essential handbook for teachers working to create antiracist classrooms

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and nationwide protests against police brutality, it's never been more important for educators and parents to ensure they're cultivating antiracist learning environments. For years, teachers who recognized the importance of cultural responsiveness in the classroom have turned to Everyday Antiracism, the essential compendium of advice from some of America's leading educators.

Pathbreaking contributors--among them 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.

Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool for all of the educators and parents who are determined to create not only more just classrooms, but also a more just world.

Contributors include:

  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Prudence Carter
  • Thea Abu El-Haj
  • Ron Ferguson
  • Patricia Gándara
  • Ian Haney López
  • Vivian Louie
  • Maria Ong
  • Paul Ongtooguk
  • Christine Sleeter
  • Angela Valenzuela
 

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Contents

Part 1
3
Part 2
17
Part 3
33
Part 4
43
Part 5
61
Section B
75
Part 6
77
Part 7
85
Section D
209
Part 15
211
Part 16
235
Part 17
253
Part 18
273
Section E
291
Part 19
293
Part 20
309

Part 8
97
Part 9
113
Part 10
125
Section C
139
Part 11
141
Part 12
155
Part 13
173
Part 14
199
Section F
325
Part 21
327
Complete List of Everyday Antiracist Strategies
343
Notes
349
Reference List
361
Index
381
Also Available
390
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About the author (2008)

Mica Pollock is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. An anthropologist of education, she previously taught tenth grade and worked in the civil rights field. She is the author of Colormute and Because of Race. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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