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ERIC Number: EJ1258286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Dear White People: Reimagining Whiteness in the Struggle for Racial Equity
Patton, Lori D.; Haynes, Chayla
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v52 n2 p41-45 2020
In this article, written in the form of a letter, the authors offer additional perspectives and principles on what White people can do to advance the practice of racial equity. This conversation about Whiteness is not only guided by personal experiences, but also stems from research agendas where they intentionally focus on the experiences of Black women and other minoritized groups, and challenge White domination in higher education. They are often called on as experts to consult with institutions in their efforts toward racial equity. During the consultations, keynotes, and so on White people consistently ask the same question (or some version thereof), "What recommendations do you have for White people to address racial equity?" This question in and of itself is problematic--that is, asking Black women to tell you, a White person, how to address racial equity. Yet, they use this article as an opportunity to reimagine Whiteness, as agentic in making racial equity a reality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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