Interrupting Racism provides school counselors with a brief overview of racial equity in schools and practical ideas that a school-level practitioner can put into action. The book walks readers through the current state of achievement gap and racial equity in schools and looks at issues around intention, action, white privilege, and implicit bias. Later chapters include interrupting racism case studies and stories from school counselors about incorporating stakeholders into the work of racial equity. Activities, lessons, and action plans promote self-reflection, staff-reflection, and student-reflection and encourage school counselors to drive systemic change for students through advocacy, collaboration, and leadership.
Foreword Preface Introduction Part I: Building a Foundation of Understanding Chapter 1: A Brief History: Integration, The Achievement Gap, and Student Success Chapter 2: White Privilege: A Taboo of Advantage Chapter 3: Implicit Bias: A Disconnect Between Intention and Outcome Part II: Building Change Chapter 4: The Benefit of Self-Reflection: The Work Begins With You Chapter 5: Teach Them Well: Anti-Bias Social Emotional Learning for Students Chapter 6: The Benefit of Staff Reflection: The Work Continues With Everyone Part III: Building Capacity of Stakeholders Chapter 7: Stories from the Field: Real World Application of Equity in School Counseling Chapter 8: Interrupting Racism: Everyday Scenarios Chapter 9: Utilizing Data for Systemic Change Chapter 10: Change is Hard: Responding to Criticism and Pushback Appendix A: Celebrating Diversity Book List Appendix B: Teaching Tolerance—Social Justice Standards Appendic C: School Culture Triage Survey Index