"When Race Breaks Out"

Conversations about Race and Racism in College Classrooms

by Helen Fox (Author)
Textbook XVIII, 270 Pages
Series: Higher Ed, Volume 6


This second revised edition of «When Race Breaks Out» is a guide for instructors who want to promote honest and informed conversations about race and racism. Based on the author’s personal practice and interviews with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, this book combines personal memoirs, advice, teaching ideas, and lively stories from college classrooms. A unique insider’s guide to the salient ideas, definitions, and opinions about race helps instructors answer students’ questions and anticipate their reactions, both to the material and to each other. An updated annotated bibliography of over 250 articles, books, and videos with recommendations for classroom use is included.


XVIII, 270
ISBN (Softcover)
personal memoirs teaching ideas definitions advice

Biographical notes

Helen Fox (Author)

Helen Fox is a retired faculty member of the University of Michigan’s Social Theory and Practice Program. She is the author of Their Highest Vocation: Social Justice and the Millennial Generation (2011), Listening to the World: Cultural Issues in Academic Writing (1994) and the editor, with C. Schroeder and P. Bizzell, of ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy (2002), as well as many articles, speeches and book chapters.


Title: "When Race Breaks Out"