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Transforming the Classroom at Traditionally White Institutions to Make Black Lives Matter

Transforming the Classroom at Traditionally White Institutions to Make Black Lives Matter

Frank Tuitt, Chayla Haynes, Saran Stewart
In this essay, we examine seven principles of critical and inclusive pedagogies that have the potential to make Black Lives Matter in TWI classrooms and identify several implications they have for creating racially inclusive, affirming, and equitable learning environments for all students. We do this in order to share our collective understanding of the “one thing” that drives our work, which is our continued pursuit to realize education as the practice of freedom.

POD Diversity Committee White Paper: Responding to Micro-aggressions with Micro-resistance

POD Diversity Committee White Paper: Responding to Microaggressions with Microresistance

Cynthia Ganote, Floyd Cheung, Tasha Souza
Microaggressions are “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative…slights and insults” (Sue et al., 2007, p. 273). Microresistance provides us with positive steps we can use to defend ourselves and/or take a stand in solidarity with our colleagues who are facing microaggressions. In this way, we can take positive action to do or say something when we or our colleagues face the effects of systemic oppression such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, and/or class inequalities.

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