Race and Reform in an American High School
Drawing on decades of research and examples from their own practices, the authors provide best practices in race dialogue facilitation. Through concrete lesson plans and hands-on material, both experienced and novice facilitators can immediately u...
"The text provides useful suggestions for 'making change in schools, ' and ... [offers] questions that could initiate true dialogue in staff development situations." -- A.W. Peterson, Choice Magazine
In Michigan, Shayla Reese Griffin is the diversity and school culture consultant for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and director of Creating Culturally Proficient Communities, a five-year initiative to improve racial and economic justice in the Ypsilanti Community Schools.
CONTENTS Foreword ix Prologue xiii Introduction: The Continuing Significance of Race in America's Integrated Schools 1 Part I: Students 1 Racial Humor 25 2 Racial Performance 51 3 Intimidation and Fighting 71 4 "Full-Blown Racists" 83 Part II: Teachers 5 See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil 99 6 The Cycle of Mutual Disrespect 117 7 Reframing Race 135 Part III: Administrators 8 "No One at the Table" 159 9 "The Jefferson Way" 179 Part IV: Intervention 10 Learning Not to Be Racist 201 Conclusion: Rethinking Reform 229 Appendix: Discussion Questions 241 Notes 247 Acknowledgments 259 About the Author 263 Index 265