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When Race Breaks Out

Conversations about Race and Racism in College Classrooms – 3rd Revised edition


Helen Fox

The third revised edition of "When Race Breaks Out" is a guide for college and high school teachers 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 classroom vignettes. A unique insideräs 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 extensive annotated bibliography of articles, books, and videos with recommendations for classroom use is included.


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Acknowledgments xi Introduction to the Third Revised Edition xiii Introduction xix Chapter 1. Starting with Ourselves: Telling Our Stories About Race 1 Chapter 2. Insider’s Guide Part I: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity 13 Chapter 3. Insider’s Guide Part II: Discrimination, Racism, and Race Hatred 31 Chapter 4. Classroom Confrontations 47 Chapter 5. Having a “Civil Conversation” 61 Chapter 6. Start with Students where they are: White Student Reactions 77 Chapter 7. Mixing It Up: Reactions of Students of Color 93 Chapter 8. Exercises, Assignments, and Advice 109 Bibliography 159 Annotated Resources and More Ideas for Assignments 167

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