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Courageous Conversations About Race
Courageous Conversations about Race empowers you to break the silence and open an authentic dialogue that forges a path to progress for racial equity.
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781071847121
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2021
- Page Count: 312
- Publication date: August 17, 2021
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Deepen the dialogue to address racial disparities in your organization
Schools, like all organizations, face a nearly insurmountable hurdle when addressing racial inequities—the inability to talk candidly about race. In this timely update, author Glenn Singleton enables you to break the silence and open an authentic dialogue that forges a path to progress for racial equity. The third edition offers new coverage of the structural inequities in schools and society that have been exposed by the pandemic as well as heightened public awareness of racial injustice.
Courageous Conversations about Race allows you to deepen your personal understanding of race and its impact on all students. You will discover how to apply the strategy and protocol to
Embrace the four agreements—stay engaged, speak your truth, experience discomfort and accept non-closure—to deepen interracial dialogue
Build a foundation for advancing equity using the Six Conditions of Courageous Conversation
- Examine the role of race in your life using the Courageous Conversation Compass to understand and guide your actions
- Expand your capacity to lead others on the journey in addressing institutional racism disparities
This guide empowers you with practical tools and insights to successfully challenge racist policies and practice in schools and beyond. It is your call to leadership—one that will impact student achievement and drive systemic transformation.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1. Breaking the Silence: Ushering in Courageous Conversation About Race
Racial Achievement Disparities and Other Systemic Racial Inequities
Three Critical Factors
The Courageous Conversation Strategy and Protocol
PART 1. PASSION: AN ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTIC OF RACIAL EQUITY LEADERSHIP
Chapter 2. What’s So Courageous About This Conversation?
A Difficult Conversation
Chapter 3. Why Race?
The Problem of the Color Line
Race as a Factor in Education and Beyond
Dealing With Race
Establishing Common Language Around Race
Do We Have the Will?
Chapter 4. Agreeing to Talk About Race
Four Agreements of Courageous Conversation
PART 2. PRACTICE: THE FOUNDATION OF RACIAL EQUITY LEADERSHIP
Chapter 5. The First Condition: Getting Personal, Right Here and Right Now
Personal, Local, and Immediate
The Impact of Race on My Life
Degree of Racial Consciousness
Racial Consciousness Versus Racial Unconsciousness
Chapter 6. The Second Condition: Keeping the Spotlight on Race
Chapter 7. The Third Condition: Engaging Multiple Racial Perspectives
Social Construction of Knowledge
Surfacing Critical Perspectives
Chapter 8. The Fourth Condition: Keeping Us All at the Table
The Courageous Conversation Compass
Chapter 9. The Fifth Condition: What Do You Mean By “Race”?
A Brief History of Race
A Working Definition of Race
Chapter 10. The Sixth Condition: Let’s Talk About Whiteness
White Is a Color
White Is a Culture
Whiteness as Examined in the Five Conditions
White Racial Identity Development
PART 3. PERSISTENCE: THE KEY TO RACIAL EQUITY LEADERSHIP
Chapter 11. How Racial Equity Leaders Eliminate Systemic Racial Disparities
Invisibility Versus Hypervisibility
Understanding Students of Color and Indigenous Students Within a White School
Understanding Systemic White Racism
The Injustice of Gradualism and Incremental Change
Chapter 12. Exploring a Systemic Framework for Achieving Equity in Schools
A Vision of Equity
Systemic Racial Equity Transformation
Chapter 13. Courageous Conversation as a Strategy for Achieving Equity in Schools
Personal Racial Equity Leadership
Individual Teacher Racial Equity Leadership
Whole-School Racial Equity Leadership
Systemic Racial Equity Leadership
References and Selected Bibliography