ERIC Number: ED033261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The "Rightness of Whiteness": The World of the White Child in a Segregated Society.
Citron, Abraham F.
White children in our White-dominant society come early to feel that their skin color is the accepted one. If children are to have attitudes and behavior different from the general culture, they will have to be reared in a subculture of equality at home. Children should see their parents acting towards Blacks as they see them acting towards Whites. A basic step is involvement of White parents in organizations dedicated to building equality of opportunity in our society, such as employment, education, housing, etc. thereby moving society away from racism. Administrators and teachers should see that textbooks and teaching materials reflect the reality of a multi-group world. The White-ghetto outlook should be eliminated and children aided in breaking out of the white cacoon and into the world of real people. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.; Michigan-Ohio Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Detroit.