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Courageous Conversations About Race
Updated Edition of Bestseller

Courageous Conversations About Race
A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools and Beyond

Third Edition (Updated Edition)

August 2021 | 312 pages | Corwin

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.

About the Author
Chapter 1. Breaking the Silence: Ushering in Courageous Conversation About Race
Part I. Passion: An Essential Characteristic of Racial Equity Leadership
Chapter 2. What’s So Courageous About This Conversation?
Chapter 3. Why Race?
Racial Autobiography Part I: Glenn Singleton

Racial Autobiography: Kat Poi

Chapter 4. Agreeing to Talk About Race
Racial Autobiography: Courtney Caldwell

Part II. Practice: The Foundation of Racial Equity Leadership
Chapter 5. The First Condition: Getting Personal Right Here and Right Now
Racial Autobiography: Glenn Singleton Part II

Chapter 6. The Second Condition: Keeping the Spotlight on Race
Racial Autobiography: David Gonzales

Chapter 7. The Third Condition: Engaging Multiple Racial Perspectives
Racial Autobiography: UnSuk Zucker

Chapter 8. The Fourth Condition: Keeping Us All at the Table
Racial Autobiography: Andrea Johnson

Chapter 9. The Fifth Condition: What Do You Mean By “Race”?
Racial Autobiography: Luis Versalles

Chapter 10. The Sixth Condition: Let’s Talk About Whiteness
Racial Autobiography: Melissa Krull

Part III. Persistence: The Key to Racial Equity Leadership
Chapter 11. How Racial Equity Leaders Eliminate Systemic Racial Disparities
Racial Autobiography: Courtlandt Butts

Chapter 12. Exploring a Systemic Framework for Achieving Equity in Schools
Chapter 13. Courageous Conversation as a Strategy for Achieving Equity in Schools
Racial Autobiography Part III: Glenn Singleton

References and Selected Bibliography

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