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Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups

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This book offers educational and psychological perspectives to inform practice and increase options in addressing conflict situations. The first part of the book helps the educator understand the reasons for resistance and ways to prevent it. The second part explains how educators motivate dominant groups to support social justice. This book is an excellent resource for gr ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 17th 2000 by Sage Publications, Inc (first published August 1st 2000)
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Paul
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the book I would hand someone who has just realized his/her privilege and wants to do more. This is the book I would go to when confronted with a white male sophomore who doesn't see his white or male privileges. This is the book I cite when looking for references on effective education practices. I think I can safely call this the go-to all-around excellent privilege education book for privileged people. It puts it out there gently. To be fair, that means it does not go far enough, but ...more
Cris
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: racial-justice
This book is intended for people who work as social justice educators, but I think is extremely helpful interpersonally as well. She focuses on how people develop constructive identities as allies and how you can engage in bystander intervention. The appendix also has educational resources.

She covers privilege in a very general way, but draws from a lot of specific examples and research. It is also useful in understanding and reflecting on how your identity as an ally has developed (imo).
Jason
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic resource for social justice educators. Lots of reminders about working with people from privileged backgrounds and great theory/model referencing. A must have book for anyone doing this work.
Matt
Nov 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Overall I think this provides a nice perspective on social justice. There were times when I wish there was some more hands on activities to do. However, overall it provided a nice framework with occasional concrete ideas peppered in.
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Excellent resource
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