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Abby C. Emerson – Whiteness and Education, 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…
Descriptors: Parents, Racism, Whites, Minority Groups
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Williams, Monnica T.; Gran-Ruaz, Sophia M. – Whiteness and Education, 2023
Allies are members of a dominant group that work to dismantle oppression experienced by subordinate groups. Given the well-documented mental health impact of all forms of racism on people of colour, including microaggressions, cultivating White allies is important for reducing racism and advancing equity. This paper examines the impact of two…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Diversity, Workshops, Positive Attitudes
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Salisbury, Jason D. – Whiteness and Education, 2021
This qualitative study of an urban high school draws on critical race theory's tenet of whiteness as property and the notion that educational opportunity is a race-conscious construct to interrogate the impacts of school improvement work intended to increase educational opportunities for students of colour. Educational opportunity is defined as…
Descriptors: Whites, Racism, Critical Race Theory, Urban Schools
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Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Alvarez, Adam J.; Allen-Handy, Ayana – Whiteness and Education, 2020
A central issue teacher education programmes face is adequately preparing a majority White teacher population to address issues of race and diversity while meeting the varying academic needs of racially/ethnically diverse students. In examining the preparation of future educators, teacher education research confirms the importance of racial…
Descriptors: White Teachers, Race, Urban Schools, Racial Identification
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Blaisdell, Benjamin – Whiteness and Education, 2018
White discourse is a discourse that functions to support white supremacy. Based on an ethnographic study in a U.S. elementary school, this article analyses how white teachers use appeals to discomfort as a form of white discourse to resist school-based racial equity work. It also examines how equity coaching -- an approach to professional…
Descriptors: Whites, Racism, Equal Education, Elementary Schools
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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
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Shapses Wertheim, Samantha – Whiteness and Education, 2017
This qualitative study explores how white students make meaning of positive and negative cross-racial interaction, and how these interactions contribute to growth and learning. Utilising the theoretical frameworks of Critical Race Theory and intercultural maturity, this study provides evidence that cross-racial interactions reflect both positive…
Descriptors: White Students, Racial Relations, Student Attitudes, Minority Group Students
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Crozier, Gill; Burke, Penny Jane; Archer, Louise – Whiteness and Education, 2016
In spite of the relative success of the Widening Participation policy and strategies to increase the numbers of students from Black and Minority and White working-class backgrounds going to university, universities in Britain continue to be White and middle-class-dominated institutions. We found, in our two-year qualitative Higher Education…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Student Diversity, White Students, Middle Class
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Tørslev, Mette Kirstine; Nørredam, Marie; Vitus, Kathrine – Whiteness and Education, 2016
This article addresses race and ethnicity as social practices among young students at a Danish public sports school and explores how these practices engage with emotional well-being in the institutional context. The study is based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in two school classes in 2012-2013 using multiple qualitative methods. Taking a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Student Experience, Race
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Leonardo, Zeus – Whiteness and Education, 2016
A critical analysis of whiteness unavoidably relies on using metaphors in order to understand or apprehend its object of study. In this effort, scholars of whiteness recruit tropes to describe whiteness and in the process discursively constitute its contours, concerns and contradictions. In short, the tropics of whiteness reveal something…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Critical Race Theory, Figurative Language