Developing White Racial Literacy – Revised Edition
Antiracist Education: An educational approach that goes beyond tolerating or celebrating racial diversity and addresses racism as a system of unequal power between whites and people of color.
Aversive Racism: Forms of racism that allow well-meaning white people to maintain a positive (“not racist”) self-image while still perpetuating racism.
Binary: An either/or construct that positions a social dynamic into two distinct and mutually exclusive categories.
Cisgender: The term for people whose sex assignment at birth and subsequent socialization are the same as their gender identity. The majority of people are cisgender.
Colorblind Racism: Pretending that we don’t notice race or that race has no meaning. This pretense denies racism and thus holds it in place.
Danger Discourse: The specific form of racetalk that positions African Americans as inherently dangerous.
Discourse: The academic term for meaning that is communicated through language in all of its forms. Discourses include myths, narratives, explanations, words, concepts, and ideology. Discourses are not universally shared among humans; they represent a particular cultural worldview and are shared among members of a given culture. Discourse is different from ideology because it refers to all of the ways in which we communicate ideology or meaning, including verbal and nonverbal aspects of communication, symbols, and representations.
Discrimination: Unfair action toward a social group and its members that is based upon prejudice about that group. Discrimination occurs at the individual level; all humans discriminate. ← 353...
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