Title

Student Journal Writing: Connecting Academic Theories to Everyday Racial Events

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2014

Publication Source

Teaching Anti-Racism in Contemporary America: Adding Context to Colorblindness

Abstract

We teach at a private, Catholic, predominately white institution. Although our school is nearly 90% white, it is not uncommon to hear our white students say that our school represents “the most diverse place” of their interactions. Getting white students who are immersed in whiteness and celebrate colorblindness to critically examine their racial interactions is a challenge to say the least.

In order for students to see the invisible, taken-for-granted racial interactions, we ask our students to keep a racial journal. We ask students to pay attention to how race and ethnicity impacts their daily interactions, and to document their qualitative field research notes in a journal.

Inclusive pages

313-319

ISBN/ISSN

9789400771000

Comments

Content is located in Appendix 1: Classroom Activities.

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

New York, NY