Black Appetite. White Food.: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Black Appetite. White Food.

Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom, 1st Edition

By Jamila Lyiscott


90 pages

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pub: 2019-05-21
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Black Appetite. White Food. invites educators to explore the nuanced manifestations of white privilege as it exists within and beyond the classroom. Renowned speaker and author Jamila Lyiscott provides ideas and tools that teachers, school leaders, and professors can use for awareness, inspiration, and action around racial injustice and inequity.

Part I of the book helps you ask the hard questions, such as whether your pedagogy is more aligned with colonialism than you realize and whether you are really giving students of color a voice. Part II offers a variety of helpful strategies for analysis and reflection. Each chapter includes personal stories, frank discussions of the barriers you may face, and practical ideas that will guide you as you work to confront privilege in your classroom, campus, and beyond. 

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Naming the Problem; 1. Vision-Driven Justice; 2. Black Appetite, White Food; 3. If You Think You’re Giving Students of Color a Voice, Get Over Yourself!; 4. Your Pedagogy Might Be More Aligned with Colonialism Than You Realize; 5. Why Did All the Black Students Boycott My Classroom?; Part II: Tools for Analysis and Action; 6. T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E., Black Girl Magic, and Harry Potter; 7. The Politics of Ratchetness; 8. Critical Hope in the Context of Crisis; 9. Why I Started Using Cyphers for Justice; Afterword

About the Author

Jamila Lyiscott is a social justice education scholar, nationally acclaimed speaker, spoken word artist, and educational consultant. She serves as an assistant professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the co-founder and director of the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. She also holds an appointment as Senior Research Fellow within Teachers College, Columbia University’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Leadership