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 participants. After an introduction explaining the principles on which the program is based, a detailed step-by-step training format is presented. The ...

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Overview

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 participants. After an introduction explaining the principles on which the program is based, a detailed step-by-step training format is presented. The six group experiences, called stages, center on the following themes: racism, definitions and inconsistencies; confronting the reality of racism; dealing with feelings; cultural differences; exploring cultural racism, the meaning of whiteness; individual racism; and developing action strategies. Instructions and suggestions for conducting each session are provided, along with recommended readings, lists of materials required, and sources of materials." Social Work Research and Abstracts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806114668
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1978
  • Pages: 211
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith H. Katz is coauthor of The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity. She is Executive Vice President of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc., a Troy, New York firm that assists private and public sector organizations in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Introduction
Ch. 1 Racism Today 3
Ch. 2 Racism as a White Problem 7
Ch. 3 How to Use This Program 24
Pt. II The Training Program
Stage 1 Racism: Definitions and Inconsistencies 36
Stage 2 Confronting the Reality of Racism 55
Stage 3 Dealing with Feelings 102
Stage 4 Cultural Differences: Exploring Cultural Racism 120
Stage 5 The Meaning of Whiteness: Individual Racism 146
Stage 6 Developing Action Strategies 178
References 199
Additional Resources and Readings 204
Index 209
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