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  • 1.  Studying the subtle institutional practice of White Rage -- Carol Anderson

    Posted 01-28-2017 05:40:00 PM
    Human Rights Educator friends, I'm just back from an outstanding talk by Carol Anderson, author of White Rage - The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Bloomsbury, 2016). Her data-packed analysis of reactive public policy changes that follow socioeconomic and political progress by people of color is powerful, not just as a critique, but as an instructional tool. The analysis of the timing and nature of major policy changes that affect voting rights, educational funding, police practice, etc. and their relationship in time and structural effect to major advances by Blacks, Latinos, etc.can open up exciting areas for student inquiry and C-3 friendly exploration of primary texts and historical moments. AND, it provides an important lens for helping students make sense of current events. Dr. Anderson was very excited to learn about the NCSS Human Rights Education Community and our work for a human rights inclusive social studies in our schools. We are what's happening.

    Rosemary Blanchard
    Associate Professor of Education Emerita and Adjunct Instructor in Peace Studies
    Sacramento State Univ & Univ of NM
    Albuquerque NM


  • 2.  RE: Studying the subtle institutional practice of White Rage -- Carol Anderson

    Posted 04-24-2017 08:06:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing this.  I am a future teacher and am looking for resources that not only enrich my teaching of social studies content in the classroom but also enhance my ability to improve student literacy.  Thank you for sharing this great resource, I look forward to reading deeper into Ms. Anderson's work.   I am very interested in her analysis of class, race, and socio-economic status and its impact on students' learning in schools across the United States.   I agree with your statement that analysis of primary source and historical document are timely today and the importance of teaching students the strategies to read, analyze, and interpret historical information that they can connect to their lives today.

    Sandra Steiber
    Walton KY