Anti-Racist Education: Knowledge + Theory + Practice (Foundational…
Knowledge + Theory + Practice
Foundational Knowledge - definitions
Anti-racist education- equipping students, parents, and teachers with the tools needed to combat racism and ethnic discrimination. Should be clear in the curriculum in order to make teachers aware of skills to suppress racism
race v culture v ethnicity: race is constructed and situated in context, culture is inherited, and ethnicity includes history, culture, location, and creativity.
cultural genocide: strategy to destroy ethnic family solidarity— place emphasis on individual rather than family behavior— to destroy our consciousness
hegemony: construction of class system by societal views (religion, race, ethnicity, wealth, etc.)
white privilege: overlooking the perceived superior because of a colorblind society. Example: you notice the one african american in the classroom versus recognizing the 20 white students. often overlooked therefore not discriminated against.
school- to- prison pipeline: metaphor for how children are funneled directly from prisons to schools.
color blindness: Leads people to believe that something is inherently wrong with them because of their skin color. Often makes them think they were born to be unsuccessful and sometimes troublemakers. It makes it difficult for people to separate individual choice from history of race and violence.
mass incarceration: term used to describe incarcerated people in US prisons. For children, this means broken families, separation, poverty, and sometimes being born into the “birdcage”.
myth of the model minority: racist myth that negatively affects the classroom lives of typical Asian American students and contributes to the justification of race and class inequality in schools and society.
institutional racism: a way of sorting people on the basis of both race and social class. an example is the tracking system.
diversity: a collection of various backgrounds, intellects, cultures, etc. in one particular environment.
Foundational Knowledge - history
Brown vs. the Board of Education (1954)- A landmark case argued before the United States Supreme Court that dismissed the notion "separate but equal" and mandated equal access to education for all.
Darwinian ideology/ Social Darwinism: The belief first published in 1859 that revolves around biological evolution that holds true of natural section and survival of the fittest in society.
The New Deal was the domestic program of the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933-1939 (following the Great Depression) that provided economic relief and reforms for the "forgotten man"
Christopher Columbus: an Italian explorer that “discovered” the Americas in 1492 and claimed the land. He encountered many conflicts with the Indigenous people.
Jim Crow - a post civil war ideology primarily existing in the southern United States; represented by laws, policies, and attitudes, it severely restricted the lives of Black people.
Jim Crow Laws that enforced racial segregation in the south between the end of Reconstruction and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. The name came from actors making fun of African Americans in minstrel routines.
“War on drugs”: An ongoing American governmental effort to reduce the illegal drug trade and use.