White Privilage and Racism: Perceptions and Actions, ACE 125 Spring 2010

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White privilege is viewed by many as a birthright and is in essence an existentialist norm that is based upon the power and privilege of pigmentation. Because it is the norm for the white race, this privilege is virtually invisible, but its racist byproducts are not. It becomes common for white to believe falsely that their privilege was earned by hard work and intellectual superiority; it becomes the center of their worldview. The reality is that when they defend their pigmentary privilege, what they are really ...

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Overview

White privilege is viewed by many as a birthright and is in essence an existentialist norm that is based upon the power and privilege of pigmentation. Because it is the norm for the white race, this privilege is virtually invisible, but its racist byproducts are not. It becomes common for white to believe falsely that their privilege was earned by hard work and intellectual superiority; it becomes the center of their worldview. The reality is that when they defend their pigmentary privilege, what they are really saying is that peoples of color have earned their disadvantage.

This volume focuses on facilitating our understanding of the conceptual correlation between white privilege and racism and how these intertwined threads are manifested in selected areas of adult and continuing education practice. Chapters include:

  1. White Racist Ideology and the Myth of a Postracial Society
  2. The Nature of White Privilege in the Teaching and Training of Adults
  3. Racism and White Privilege in Adult Education Graduate Programs: Admissions, Retention, and Currcicula
  4. Whiteness at Work in Vocational Training in Australia
  5. White Privilege in Human Resource Development
  6. Immigration, Racial Profiling, and White Privilege: Community-Based Challenges and Practices for Adult Educators
  7. A Living Spiral of Understanding: Community-Based Adult Education
  8. The Intersections of White Privilege and Racism: Moving Forward
Together the contributors have assembled a volume to ignite the much-needed discussion of linkages between the white racist ideology, white privilege, and white attitudes and behaviors behind that racism.

This is the 125th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is an indispensable series that explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.

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EDITORS’ NOTES 1
Carole L. Lund, Scipio A. J. Colin, III

1. White Racist Ideology and the Myth of a Postracial Society 7

Scipio A. J. Colin, III
This chapter describes and discusses white racism and white racist ideology and provides documentation of the prevalence of racism today.

2. The Nature of White Privilege in the Teaching and Training of Adults 15

Carole L. Lund
White privilege contributes to personal and institutional racism; this chapter provides an overview of the literature and cites examples from practice.

3. Racism and White Privilege in Adult Education Graduate Programs: Admissions, Retention, and Curricula 27

Lisa M. Baumgartner, Juanita Johnson-Bailey
The chapter tracks and analyzes the very different educational experiences of two women, a person of color and a white person,
at the same higher-education institution.

4. Whiteness at Work in Vocational Training in Australia 41

Sue Shore
A research study on whiteness as racial identification is conducted and discussed with a vocational training class.

5. Working Against the Grain: White Privilege in Human Resource Development 53

Catherine H. Monaghan
Human resource development professionals are individuals first and then are the trainers of management and the guardians of hiring practices; they have the power to equalize the diversity within an institution.

6. Immigration, Racial Profiling, and White Privilege: Community-Based Challenges and Practices for Adult Educators 65

Luis J. Kong
This chapter establishes the current understanding and practices of racial profiling and immigration and provides implications for education and organizations.

7. A Living Spiral of Understanding: Community-Based Adult Education 79

Melany Cueva
This chapter establishes an art-centered criteria for delivering culturally grounded cancer education in Alaska.

8. The Intersections of White Privilege and Racism: Moving Forward 91

Scipio A. J. Colin, III, Carole L. Lund
The themes and recommendations emerging from this volume are discussed as a continuation of the discussion of white privilege and racism.

Index 95

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