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Alexandre E. Da Costa – Whiteness and Education, 2024
This paper analyses relationships between whiteness and damage in the university classroom through a focus on two contemporary areas of critical education in Canada: raising white racial consciousness and truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. First, whiteness is damage-producing -- it orients anti-racist education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racism, Racial Factors, Cultural Awareness
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Eriksen, Kristin Gregers – Whiteness and Education, 2022
This article sheds light on the elusive presence of race, racism, and Whiteness in Norwegian primary schools. Empirical examples from observations at six schools exemplify how race and racism appear as taboo concepts, but nonetheless play central roles in structuring conversations in the classroom. I argue that applying an affective theoretical…
Descriptors: Racism, Racial Factors, Whites, Elementary Schools
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Stewart, Kristian D.; Gachago, Daniela – Whiteness and Education, 2022
This paper reports the findings of a dialogical narrative analysis conducted by two white academics in distinct higher education contexts -- one based in the United States and the other in South Africa. Through the retelling of actual classroom scenarios, the authors assess their own teaching methods, responses, and classroom practices in order to…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Racism, White Teachers, College Faculty
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Stam, Valerie – Whiteness and Education, 2021
This article examines how whiteness operates within research projects -- specifically projects where white researchers undertake studies on race -- and offers possibilities for activating an 'ethic of solidarity' within and through skewed power dynamics. An 'ethic of solidarity' offers five areas for white researchers to reflect and act on:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Race, Group Unity, Whites
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Ortega, Yecid – Whiteness and Education, 2021
This article uses a self-reflective autoethnography to critique colonisation and whiteness as systems of marginalisation and racialisation. I examine concepts grounded in post-colonial and anti-racist theories, and I interweave these with my experiences in white spaces in Colombia, the USA and Canada as an educator and researcher. I provide…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racism, Autobiographies
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Sims, Noah Isaiah – Whiteness and Education, 2020
This article theorises and historically contextualises the racialised experiences of a Black male who has attempted to do racial equity work with white teachers in a suburban Minnesota school district. I use Afro-Pessimism as a theoretical tool and guidepost as I weave the journey to becoming a racial equity teacher and the systemic troubles of…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Racial Identification, White Teachers, Suburban Schools
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Gatwiri, Kathomi – Whiteness and Education, 2018
This paper uses an autoethnographic Freirean approach to theorise how white power moves in universities, and to speak to the pedagogical challenges (and successes) that I have encountered as a scholar of colour teaching in predominantly white universities in Australia and my various attempts to decolonise my teaching. While in social work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decolonization, Whites, Universities
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Twomey, Sarah Jane – Whiteness and Education, 2018
As a way to develop a more somatic response to race and the legacy of injury and violence towards the first peoples of the Hawaiian nation, this paper's aim is to draw a connection between the early writings of American women to Hawai'i and my own positionality as a feminist scholar in present day Hawai'i. Using a feminist, postcolonial lens, I…
Descriptors: Feminism, Racism, Postcolonialism, Archives