Friday, March 29, 2013
|8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||4th Floor Davis Center|
Working with White Identity in the Classroom
White students vary in the attitudes and perspectives they hold about being "White" – what it means, how does one talk about it, what does it mean to be an ally, does being colorblind "resolve" most relevant concerns, etc. Over the last ten years, the substantive discourse on Whiteness and White identity has grown exponentially. This morning’s conversation will offer useful insights on the positions and "stages" students' exhibit, when the topic of White racial identity becomes a focal point in the context of everyday class discussions, assignments, readings and interactions.
Speaker: Dr. William E. Cross Jr.