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White Educators Must Put in the Work: Free Tools for Dismantling Biased Teaching

“For Black people in the United States, getting an education has historically been an illicit activity rife with danger, personal risk, and structural barriers.”

In the United States, 82.7% of all public school teachers are white and it is estimated that 62% of all U.S. educators are white women. In higher education, a 2019 report by the American Council on Education found that only one in five full-time faculty were faculty of color. These statistics reflect the ongoing call to improve the academic pipeline so that it supports Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Educational institutions must work to strengthen the diversity of their staff, putting valuable, anti-racist measures in place. And white educators also need to put in work themselves.

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. co-authored The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys with Drs. Ali Michael and Marguerite W. Penick-Parks to break down why and how white educators must acknowledge their internalized bias towards Black students. We’ve compiled a variety of freely accessible resources from the title to help educators do so.

“Our educational system can be transformed if educators are engaged in active personal and professional reflection on systemic issues.”

Webinar:

  • In this webinar, the authors of the title discuss how to create learning environments that foster a sense of belonging among Black male students.

Free Chapters:

  • Welcome to The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys
    • The authors dive into the profile statistics of K-12 educators, why they focus on white women and Black boys, and how the book can assist educators (K-12 and higher ed) with all students.
  • Advancing the Success of Boys and Men of Color
    • Based on a report published by the Seven Centers, a consortium that conducts research on boys and men of color, this chapter details changes that must be made across K-16 institutions to strengthen the academic pipeline.
  • Stories and tips from Black and white educators
    • These chapters include stories from several educators who share experiences in the classroom and provide concrete lessons and tips. Exercises are included that encourage educators to reflect on their privilege and internalized bias/racism.

Activities:

  • These activities help white educators reflect on their white privilege in 2-, 5-, and 7-minute increments.

As always, we at SAGE are dedicated to learning with you through these critical conversations. If you have any feedback, please email [email protected].

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