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ERIC Number: EJ822393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Let's Talk about Race, Baby: How a White Professor Teaches White Students about White Privilege and Racism
Heinze, Peter
Multicultural Education, v16 n1 p2-11 Fall 2008
There are a variety of methods by which the themes of White privilege and racism can be presented to White students. By using the concept of racial identity a continuum of racism can be considered. Furthermore, addressing White privilege and racism in the context of a multicultural psychology course allows White students to have a greater appreciation for the history and subjective experience of people of color in the United States, as this history has been irrevocably influenced by White culture. Using a continuum of racism as a pedagogical tool allows for the introduction of psychoanalytic group relations theory, helping students to think more critically about the categories of "racist" and "non-racist." This article presents the teaching methods the author employs, with the hope that these are additional tools which can be utilized in the field of White privilege and anti-racism pedagogy. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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