Decoding Privilege Exploring White College Students' Views on Social Inequality
This book explores how White students understand the concept of privilege so that educators can more effectively teach students about social power and inequality. Specially, the text examines three elements that influence how White college students understand privilege: Ideas, beliefs, and feelings. As this volume demonstrates, examining all three aspects of students’ understanding is critical for educators who wish to effectively educate White students about the nature of social inequality and specific manifestations of privilege. The book concludes with curricular and pedagogical considerations that educators may incorporate into their teaching practice.
Introduction: Contextualizing White College Students’ Views About Privilege 1. Exploring How Student Learning Works 2. How Social Groups Contextualize Learning About and Our Understanding of Privilege 3. Core Ideas About Privilege 4. Anchoring Beliefs About Privilege 5. Compelling Feelings About Privilege 6. An Iron Triangle: How Ideas, Beliefs, and Feelings Collectively Inform Our Understanding About Privilege Conclusion: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go?