ERIC Number: EJ887783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 6
The Intersections of White Privilege and Racism: Moving Forward
Colin, Scipio A. J., III; Lund, Carole L.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n125 p91-94 Spr 2010
According to Colin and Lund, there is no debate regarding the fact that many white adult educators make decisions that privilege members of their racial group, peoples of European descent, over the "other." As to whether it is a conscious or unconsciousness decision on the part of white practitioners not to accept responsibility is open for future discussion and further research. White privilege and racism are interconnected and cannot be separated when one is discussing the individual, institutional, and structural nature of racism. It is incumbent upon white adult and continuing educators to accept their whiteness "but also define it in a nondefensive and nonracist manner" (Sue, 2003, p. 172) without guilt but with an understanding that "to deny the humanity of any one person is to deny the humanity of all" (p. 172). In this final chapter, the authors reflect on the ways in which the earlier chapters contribute to the understanding of white privilege and racism in adult and continuing education.
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Adult Educators, Racial Bias, Adult Education, Whites, Anglo Americans, Literature Reviews, Change Strategies, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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