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ERIC Number: EJ1416971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2379-3406
EISSN: EISSN-2379-3414
Facilitating Antiracist Sessions for White Parents: Self-Study on the Challenges to and Perpetuations of Whiteness
Abby C. Emerson
Whiteness and Education, v9 n1 p142-160 2024
Educational transformation of communities is often focused on school-based initiatives, but parenting offers forth a powerful site for antiracist change. This self-study details how I, a White parent and antiracist teacher educator, both challenged "and" perpetuated whiteness while facilitating antiracist parenting sessions for White parents. Using critical whiteness studies, I analyse one particular emotional 'hot point' where a participant abruptly exited a virtual session. My findings suggest that prior to the incident I challenge race-evasiveness, concepts of goodness and innocence, passive 'non-racism', individualism, and the discourse norms of whiteness. However, after the 'hot point', I perpetuated whiteness in ways that were deeply connected to the same challenges I had just made, highlighting some of the difficulties White people have in doing antiracist work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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