Everyday Antiracism

Getting Real About Race in School
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The groundbreaking book on race in schools that has become an essential handbook for teachers working to create antiracist classrooms

“Teachers and parents often want to act on the issue of racism, but don’t know how. This one-of-a-kind volume is the blueprint; no one should teach another day without reading it.” —Tim Wise, author of White Like Me

Winner, Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and nationwide protests against police brutality, it’s never been more important for educators and parents to ensure they’re cultivating antiracist learning environments. For years, teachers who recognized the importance of cultural responsiveness in the classroom have turned to Everyday Antiracism, the essential compendium of advice from some of America’s leading educators.

Pathbreaking contributors—among them Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera—describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools.

Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool for all of the educators and parents who are determined to create not only more just classrooms, but also a more just world.

Contributors include:

  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Prudence Carter
  • Thea Abu El-Haj
  • Ron Ferguson
  • Patricia Gándara
  • Ian Haney López
  • Vivian Louie
  • Maria Ong
  • Paul Ongtooguk
  • Christine Sleeter
  • Angela Valenzuela


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