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Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School Paperback – June 1, 2008
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It seems patently obvious to those of us who have dealt with racism in the trenches for half a century, that unless problems as deeply ingrained as racism are attacked at their roots, and then confronted head-on from the roots upwards, and done so openly and tenaciously, they are unlikely to improve the situation of racial discrimination within schools, or within American society more generally.
At best the list of topics treated here (some done carefully others less so) can make a few school administrators feel good about actively engaging what they perceive to be "the number one problem" in American schools, race -- even if they are only "marking time" when doing so. And as the topics in this book suggest, even "marking time" often gives the comforting illusion of forward motion -- whether or not that motion is likely to lead to the goal of anti-racism, which is to eliminate racism forever.
The list of topics in the table of contents betray the sad fact that the real issues underlying racism are not even being touched here at all. Whether it was a matter of a lack of courage, I do not know. What I do know is that racism in America is not about a lack of communication between the races. It is not about trying to produce a color blind society. Nor is it about challenging cultural stereotypes.Read more ›
Everyday Antiracism is an important resource for teachers and, to some extent, administrators. For the most part, the book's 64 short essays, each of which focuses on a different or slightly different theme, do not offer detailed "how to" instructions. Instead they serve as pointers to help give a general direction or offer ideas to pursue. At the end of each article are discussion questions related to (1) the main idea of the essay, (2) a strategy to adopt, and (3) how the idea can be implemented right away. In some cases, a list of related resources (books, etc.) is given.
A number of the essays in the book's first two sections pertain to schools that have students of various races. (Section A: "Race Categories: We Are All the Same, but our Lives are Different" and Section B: "How Opportunities are Provided and Denied Inside Schools") The next couple of sections relate to curriculum and a number of these essays can be applied to schools that are mostly white (as is the case in my area) as well as schools where that is not the case. The last two sections relate to (1) the students' parents and communities and (2) endeavoring to change a school system that does not foster equality.
Some teachers may only find a few essays that give them ideas for their classes but even so the book will have proved valuable.
I would recommend this book to any school or school system that wants to work toward less prejudice.
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The book provided several practical tips that could be started right away in the classroom. It provided a variety of perspectives and insights, along with enduring questions to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Janice Kim
Very thought-provoking...this book offers important points of view to consider when attempting to address issues of race and inequality at schools...Published on April 6, 2013 by DAP
This is a great book for teachers concerned about issues of race and culture. Learning about how teachers fall into patterns of racism can help those of us who are trying to stop... Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Jeffrey Mann
The essays are interesting and good reading. Useful information for students in courses that deal with multi-cultural education and or equity pedagogy for all students.Published on March 14, 2013 by E. A. Speed
This book speaks to an immensely significant topic. Mica has compiled a collection of outstanding writings from people who are highly respected in the field of education. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by StellaSays
I like the formats of the essays. They are short yet provide very good information with opportunities to pursue further information with helpful references. Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by Brian Cavanaugh
This book is a series of short essays written by different authors. Some of the essays are very informative. Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by just me
Great collection of artlcles! Using it currently with my staff. Bought each one a copy, well worth it.Published on November 27, 2009 by Tracey Lantz