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Over 80% of teachers in the U.S. are white. But most don’t know that their whiteness matters. TWW seeks to move the conversation forward on how to be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom. Because "white" does not mean a blank slate. It is a set of assumptions that is the baseline from which everything is judged; it is what passes for normal. This means if you are not white or don’t adhere to those assumptions, you are abnormal or less than. TWW wants to have conversations about those assumptions: what they are, how they impact our students, and how we can confront our assumptions to promote racial literacy.

Teaching While White Podcast Teaching While White

    • Education
    • 4.8, 115 Ratings

Over 80% of teachers in the U.S. are white. But most don’t know that their whiteness matters. TWW seeks to move the conversation forward on how to be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom. Because "white" does not mean a blank slate. It is a set of assumptions that is the baseline from which everything is judged; it is what passes for normal. This means if you are not white or don’t adhere to those assumptions, you are abnormal or less than. TWW wants to have conversations about those assumptions: what they are, how they impact our students, and how we can confront our assumptions to promote racial literacy.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

ANinsun ,

Excellent!

Modeling to all of us how to do the difficult and necessary work. Looking forward to going to their conference!

asutliff ,

Long overdue

I am late to this podcast, but I love it because it is accessible to any white educator who actually wants to be an anti racist educator and is willing to do the work. Thank you!

KenTrev ,

Captivating!

I am an African African educator in Stockton, CA where close to 80% of the teachers are white. I currently teach 8th grade Math and English Language Arts. The student population consists mostly of Latino, Southeast Asian, and African American students. Having the conversation about whiteness, how white privilege and the advantages that are attached to that privilege, is imperative to challenge the gaps in the education system and other systems of oppression. The conversation is uncomfortable but necessary if change is the the expected outcome.

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