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Shades Of White

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This is a presentation I gave in a doctoral class on whiteness theory. I used a blog to allow fellow classmates to reflect on their racial identities.

This is a presentation I gave in a doctoral class on whiteness theory. I used a blog to allow fellow classmates to reflect on their racial identities.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Thesis: “ I argue that white students’ identities, like all racial identities, were fickle, multiple, and often contradictory.” (p. 2)
  • 3. Hospital Administrator Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • 4. How about you?
  • 5. What Are You? (4 minutes)
    • Send an email to:
    • [email_address]
    • Use the subject of the email to provide a “title” for your thoughts.
    • In the email body, please react:
      • What are you?
      • What does it mean to be white?
    • Keep in mind that your email will be read by other class members.
  • 6. What c o l o r is technology?
  • 7. “ Cyberwhiteness”
    • Is technology fair?
    • Does this take the issue of whiteness one step further?
    • Are “digital natives” more privileged than “digital immigrants”?
  • 8. Read & Comment (4 minutes)
    • Visit the following website:
    • http://thoughtsonshadesofwhite.blogspot.com/
    • Quickly review the submissions.
    • Comment on at least one submissi
  • 9. Perry’s Conclusions
    • Deeper examination may lead to more support for desegregation and integration (p. 195)
    • To achieve integration we need to eradicate the racist structures in our schools, and develop new structures and practices (p. 196)
  • 10. Perry’s Conclusions
    • It is time to redesign multiculturalism toward “critical multiculturalism” (p. 197)
      • Deconstruct what being “white” means to youth
      • Rethink the political nature of one’s racial identity
      • Move past immobilizing feelings of guilt or denial
  • 11. Homework
    • Return to the The “Worksheet That Keeps Growing”
    • View one of the three videos and evaluate whiteness in the context presented within
    • Post your thoughts as “comments” using the link below the videos