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tomface
07:57 pm
Can anyone recommend books, articles, websites that have strategies for teaching about race in the undergraduate classroom? I'm also looking for more critical, reflective pieces about this topic as well. Thanks very much.

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From:brooklyn_jak
Date:April 9th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
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June Jordan has a piece that was in the Harvard Ed Review about 15-20 years ago that has always stuck with me about teaching Black English in a classroom. It is called "No one Mean More to Me than You." I have a lot of resources about teaching about race at the elementary/secondary level, if that would be helpful.
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From:tomface
Date:April 9th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm interested in the elementary/secondary level resources too. Can you recommend some titles?
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From:brooklyn_jak
Date:April 9th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
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Here is an extremely incomplete list:

Beyond Silenced Voices: Class, Race and Gender in United States Schools, edited by Lois Weiss and Michelle Fine

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools by Gary R. Howard

Black Teachers on Teaching by Michelle Foster

White Teacher by Vivian Paley

Also the journal Rethinking Schools has consistently good pieces about race. A lot of their articles are on-line at their website: www.rethinkingschools.org

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From:unscrambled
Date:April 9th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
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From what perspective? In what context? To what end?

Film lens, public health lens, sociology lens, theory/philosophy lens--on and on.

What do you want them to have at the end?

Who are your students--what kind of institution do you teach at?

All of these effect where I'd start.
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From:tomface
Date:April 9th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
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thanks for your reply. i asked this question because i'm just trying to write up something short for a roundtable about pedagogy and race that i'm participating in this weekend. i'll be talking to people in interdisciplinary humanities programs, and i was curious about what other people have said about teaching about race in a variety of contexts...
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From:unscrambled
Date:April 9th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)

I feel your pain.

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Ah yes, the old "cover a topic which could be your enitre life's work in 10 minutes"--let me think about things I've used before.

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From:unscrambled
Date:April 9th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)

Re: I feel your pain.

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Sorry, that's "entire."

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