White Faculty’s Commitment to Racial Consciousness in STEM Classrooms
Edited By Nicole M. Joseph, Chayla Haynes and Floyd Cobb
Advance praise for Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power
Advance praise for
INTERROGATING WHITENESS AND RELINQUISHING POWER
“Research reveals that people—White or Black—who embrace colorblind attitudes about race tend not to have the skills or the language to discuss race and ethnicity, when encountered, during everyday classroom exchanges. This book presents a methodology for White STEM professors to engage race in a very frontal fashion. Instead of the indirect consequences of an unseen elephant in the room, the book helps demystify privilege, humanize otherwise marginalized students, and promote agency within the instructional team that is best positioned to help minority students achieve and be successful in STEM-related fields of study.”
—William Cross, Clinical Professor, Higher Education and Counseling Psychology, University of Denver
“As a White instructor, I struggle in my own journey of racial consciousness and crave resources that will help me feel better prepared and equipped to address issues of social justice in education. What a great contribution! When I first read through the personal stories assembled in this book I was intrigued, challenged, inspired, and I felt an immediate need to discuss these ideas with others. Through a unique arrangement of personal narratives and counterarguments from teachers at all stages of the racial consciousness journey, this book provides valuable insights into how, whether consciously or not, our classroom behaviors often replicate and reproduce inequities in the classroom. Although targeted towards those teaching in STEM disciplines, instructors from all academic fields would benefit from reading and reflecting upon...
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