"When Race Breaks Out": Conversations about Race and Racism in College Classrooms

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Education - 221 pages
When Race Breaks Out, Revised Edition, is a guide for instructors who want to promote more honest and informed conversations about race and racism. Based on the author's personal practice and interviews with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, this book combines personal memoirs, advice, teaching ideas, and lively stories from college classrooms. A unique «insider's guide» to the main ideas, definitions, and opinions about race helps instructors answer students' questions and anticipate their reactions, both to the material and to each other. An updated annotated bibliography of over 225 articles, books, and videos with recommendations for classroom use is included.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
1
Starting With Ourselves Telling Our Stories
15
Insiders Guide Part I Race Ethnicity and Identity
25
Insiders Guide Part II Discrimination Racism
41
Classroom Confrontations
55
Having a Civil Conversation
67
Start With Students Where They Are
81
Mixing It Up Reactions of Students of Color
94
Exercises Assignments and Advice
107
Annotated Resources and More Ideas for Assignments
145
Critical Incidents for Faculty Discussion
209
Bibliography
215
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About the author (2009)

The Author: Helen Fox teaches about race and racism, human rights, peace activism, and international development in the University of Michigan's Social Theory and Practice Program. She also teaches writing and composition theory to future teachers and peer tutors at UM's Sweetland Writing Center. She is the author of Listening to the World: Cultural Issues in Academic Writing (1994) and the editor, with C. Schroeder and P. Bizzell, of ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy (2002), as well as many articles, speeches, book chapters, and rambling notes on future projects: www.umich.edu/~hfox.

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