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.
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