When Race Breaks Out is a guide for instructors who want to promote more honest and informed conversations about race and racism. Based on the author’s personal practice and interviews with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, this book combines personal memoirs, advice, teaching ideas, and lively stories from college classrooms. A unique «insider’s guide» to the main ideas, definitions, and opinions about race helps instructors answer students’ questions and anticipate their reactions, both to the material and to each other. An annotated bibliography of over 150 articles, books, and videos with recommendations for classroom use is also included.
About the Author
The Author: Helen Fox teaches about racism, poverty, «third world» development, and intercultural leadership, sometimes in the guise of English composition courses, at the University of Michigan. She serves on the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission and is a member of the Ann Arbor Peace Team, which works to reduce violent confrontations caused by hate groups. She is the author of Listening to the World: Cultural Issues in Academic Writing (1994).