Eliminating Racism

Racial Intervention Story Exchange (RISE)

I have recently developed a Web Repository - The Racial Intervention Story Exchange - where students, teachers, employees, managers, and other concerned people can exchange stories of the ways in which they have intervened across racial lines. When European Americans consider racism in the US, they often think of the KKK and skinheads, but what dominates the attention of many people-of-color are what Lauren Nile calls the "Daily Indignities," the relentless episodes of mistreatment that they are subjected to by shop-keepers, police, airline agents, and others in the commercial sphere.

Communicating in a Group

Student-centered learning requires teachers to provide students with opportunities to learn from and with each other, but most students come to group-work ill-equipped to handle the responsibility of cleanly communicating with each other. This paper provides one set of group-communication tools that helps students to become conscious molders of their own communication styles in relation to those of their peers.

White-Bashing? Teaching “Hot-Button” Issues via Indirection

BY JACK C. STRATON

Revised 2009 from the version that appeared in Democracy & Education, Fall 2000, pp. 69-72.

The biggest barriers to learning about racism, sexism, and the other oppressions, are the non-rational aversive reactions most of us have to the material and to the learning process.