Shim, J. M. (2020). Meaningful ambivalence, incommensurability, and vulnerability in an antiracist project: Answers to unasked questions. Journal of Teacher Education, 71(3), 345-356. doi:10.1177/0022487119842054
Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher is the landmark guide to critical reflection, providing expert insight and practical tools to facilitate a journey of constructive self-critique. Stephen Brookfield shows how you can uncover and assess your assumptions about practice by viewing them through the lens of your students' eyes, your colleagues' perceptions, relevant theory and research, and your own personal experience.
The motivation behind this important volume is to weave together two distinct, but we think complementary, traditions - the philosophical engagement with race/whiteness and Buddhist philosophy - in order to explore the ways in which these traditions can inform, correct, and improve each other. This exciting and critically informed volume will be the first of its kind to bring together essays that explicitly connect these two traditions and will mark a major step both in understanding race and whiteness (with the help of Buddhist philosophy) and in understanding Buddhist philosophy (with the help of philosophy of race and theorizations of whiteness). We expand upon a small, but growing, body of work that applies Buddhist philosophical analyses to whiteness and racial injustice in contemporary U.S. culture. Buddhist philosophy has much to contribute to furthering our understanding of whiteness and racial identity, the mechanisms that create and maintain white supremacy, and the possibility of dismantling white supremacy.
Alcoff interrogates the presumption that whiteness is a "neutral" category, demystifies the myth of white exceptionalism, and discusses strategies fo how white people can engage more productively with race and racism. (Summary from Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux)
White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism powerfully emphasizes the significance of humility, vulnerability, anxiety, questions of complicity, and how being a "good white" is implicated in racial injustice.
Human beings are not model epistemic citizens. Our reasoning can be careless and uncritical, and our beliefs, desires, and other attitudes aren't always as they ought rationally to be. Our beliefs can be eccentric, our desires irrational and our hopes hopelessly unrealistic. Our attitudes areinfluenced by a wide range of non-epistemic or non-rational factors, including our character, our emotions and powerful unconscious biases. Yet we are rarely conscious of such influences. Self-ignorance is not something to which human beings are immune.In this book Quassim Cassam develops an account of self-knowledge which tries to do justice to these and other respects in which humans aren't model epistemic citizens. He rejects rationalist and other mainstream philosophical accounts of self-knowledge on the grounds that, in more than one sense,they aren't accounts of self-knowledge for humans. Instead he defends the view that inferences from behavioural and psychological evidence are a basic source of human self-knowledge.
DiAngelo discusses the implications of white people continuing to operate with racial illiteracy, believing in the illusion of meritocracy and simplistic explanations for racial inequality and racism. (Summary from Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux)
Media Education Foundation, 2013. Tim Wise.
Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy fo white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today. (Summary from Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux)
This TV series takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous people, on a unique 28-day journey to visit Indigenous communities. Over the course of the three episodes, the show challenges participants' perceptions and confronts their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see.