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White Awareness: Handbook For Anti-Racism Training

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In White Awareness, a group training program is presented in which white people work together in a nonthreatening environment to alter deeply ingrained, often unconscious racist attitudes and then embark on a program of behavioral change.

The program has been used with measurable success in many settings. It can be adapted to the specific setting and needs of the participan
Paperback, 221 pages
Published December 15th 1978 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published July 1978)
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Aug 12, 2007 Colin rated it liked it
Recommends it for: pop-ed folks, anti-racist educators
White Awareness provides a pragmatic framework for addressing racism and privilege among white folks. On the whole, the exercises are well-structured to guide workshop participants. In my opinion, there need to be many, many more such guides, written in this style--specific exercises, with time and participant guidelines, notes for facilitators, an overall framework with a vision toward action as an end result. That said, there are certain points on which I strongly diverge from the author re: f ...more
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Sep 19, 2013 Danika at The Lesbrary rated it liked it
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I wasn't actually using this for a workshop, so it wasn't really its intended use. It's pretty basic anti-racism, but I think would make for a good introduction to a group. I read the updated version, however, and it still relied pretty heavily on videos and other media from the 70s. I'm sure it's still (sadly) relevant, but more current examples would be more effective, I think. Also, although I understand what they're going for in the "white is beautiful" section, it still made me cringe some. ...more
Jan 02, 2008 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anti-racism activists/trainers
Nice to finally read a book that I hear and see referenced a great deal in other books and in other trainings. Has some good activities to use in educating white folks. It's a bit dated now and references source material such as films that may not be easy to find now. I really appreciated reading the section explaining the anti-racist framework the author trains from. Upon further exploration, it looks like a read the original copy of it and there has since been an updated version with new ...more
This book has some solid exercises to explore white privilege in a group setting. I used some of the format and training in a white privilege class i taught and it went over well. could use some more interpersonal work, less explaining of theory.
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