Teaching Race in the Twenty-First Century

College Teachers Talk About Their Fears, Risks, and Rewards

  • Editors
  • Lisa Guerrero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Lisa Guerrero
      Pages 1-12
  3. Backgrounds and Contexts

  4. “If We Would Just Stop Talking about Race, It Would Stop Being a Problem”: Confronting Resistance in the Classroom

  5. “Race Doesn’t Affect Me. I’m Just White”: Race-ing Whiteness for Students

  6. “You’re Teaching This Class on Race?”: Negotiating Professors’ Racial Positioning

  7. “I Don’t See Why Race Is Even Important Anymore”: Creating Dynamic Approaches and Assignments for Addressing Race

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-246

About this book


This collection brings together pedagogical memoirs on significant topics regarding teaching race in college, including student resistance, whiteness, professor identity, and curricula. Linking theory to practice, the essays create an accessible and useful way to look at teaching race for wide audiences interested in issues within education.


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