Race in the College Classroom: Pedagogy and Politics

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Maureen T. Reddy, Bonnie TuSmith
Rutgers University Press, 2002 - Education - 326 pages
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Did affirmative action programs solve the problem of race on American college campuses, as several recent books would have us believe? If so, why does talking about race in anything more than a superficial way make so many students uncomfortable? Written by college instructors from many disciplines, this volume of essays takes a bold first step toward a nationwide conversation. Each of the twenty-nine contributors addresses one central question: what are the challenges facing a college professor who believes that teaching responsibly requires an honest and searching examination of race? Professors from the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and education consider topics such as how the classroom environment is structured by race; the temptation to retreat from challenging students when faced with possible reprisals in the form of complaints or negative evaluations; the implications of using standardized evaluations in faculty tenure and promotion when the course subject is intimately connected with race; and the varying ways in which white faculty and faculty of color are impacted by teaching about race.
 

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Contents

RACE IN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM
1
AUTHORITY AND ILLEGITIMACY
5
A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE IN THE CLASSROOM
7
THE END OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE POLITICS OF RACE
19
THE WHITE MALE TEACHER IN THE MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOM
28
RESISTING RACISM IN THE WOMENS STUDIES CLASSROOM
40
SMASHING THE RULES OF RACIAL STANDING
51
LIFE ON THE MULTIETHNIC MARGINS
62
THE BLACK TEACHER IN THE MAINLY WHITE SCHOOLCLASSROOM
176
STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVING RACE IN THE CLASSROOM
189
CHALLENGES TO CONFRONTING RACISM IN ACADEMIA
200
TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICES
211
NOTES ON RACE LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY
213
A CHICANA IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM
226
RACE DISCOMFORT AND LOVE IN A UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM
239
DECENTERING THE COLONIAL CLASSROOM
253

THE ENTANGLEMENTS OF TEACHING NAPPY HAIR
71
TEACHING SLAVERY IN ALABAMA
84
FEAR AND THE PROFESSORIAL CENTER
96
REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS
109
RACE AND THE EVALUATION OF FRONTLINE TEACHING
112
TEACHING RACE IN A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE UNIVERSITY
126
PACKAGING RACE FOR THE CLASSROOM
140
THE IMPACT OF RACE ONIN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM
153
THE TENDER ISSUE OF RACE IN TEACHING LITERATURE
167
MYTH AND FACT
264
TEACHING WRITING AGAINST RACISM
277
PEDAGOGY AND BLACK FACULTY
286
TEACHING THE BIOLOGY OF HUMAN VARIATION AND THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE
299
TEACHING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
315
Selected References
319
Contributors
323
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