Understand the meanings and manifestations of white privilege, especially as it appears in your school, community—and yourself. Renowned speaker and author Jamila Lyiscott provides ideas and tools that teachers, school leaders, and professors can use to have productive dialogues about racial injustice and inequality.
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 of 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.
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 of the Black students boycott my classroom? Part II. Tools for analysis and action 6. Thug Life, Black Girl Magic, and Harry Potter 7. Critical hope in the context of crisis 8. Jigga, Queen Bee, and Cyphers for Justice 9. Jesus, Spoken Word, and Black Liberation Theology