ERIC Number: ED392589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Racism. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v23 n2 Feb 1996
This theme issue includes four articles on racism in colleges and public schools and on strategies to build ethnic and racial tolerance. "Affirmative Action: Not a Thing of the Past" (Linda Cantu) reviews the history of affirmative action and its positive effects on Hispanic and Black enrollment in higher education, discusses current efforts to dismantle affirmative action, and counters claims of reverse discrimination against White males. "Everything Old Seems New Again...Or Is It? Recognizing Aversive Racism" (Bradley Scott) discusses "aversive racism" (unconscious racial bias in persons espousing egalitarian values), provides examples of aversive racism in public schools, suggests ways that schools can preserve ethnic identity in the context of racial integration, and lists strategies that school administrators can use to prevent racism. "Celebrating Cultural Differences: Integrating the Language and Cultural of Staff and Students in Campus Life" (Aurelio M. Montemayor) describes a workshop in which educators recognize and categorize different aspects of culture and develop classroom activities that draw on students' family background and history. In "Sparing My Children from 'the Feeling,'" Raul Yzaguirre recounts the bias and discrimination experienced for decades by his family because of a "Mexican" name although six generations have been Americans by birth, and warns of "big brother" anti-immigration schemes. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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