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More Courageous Conversations About Race

More Courageous Conversations About Race

Foreword by James Comer

October 2012 | 360 pages | Corwin

Use courageous conversations to build racial equity in your schools and districts!

Since the highly acclaimed Courageous Conversations About Race offered educators a framework and tools for promoting racial equity, many schools have implemented the Courageous Conversations Protocol. Now, author Glenn Singleton shares the challenges that have often led to random acts of equity and pockets of excellence rather than systemic transformation.

In a book that's rich with anecdote, Singleton celebrates the successes, outlines the difficulties, and provides specific strategies for moving Courageous Conversations from racial equity theory to practice at every level, from classroom to the school superintendent's office. Voices From the Inside narratives, written by champions of racial equity, offer moving illustrations of personal, professional, and organizational transformations.

Here's the MORE in More Courageous Conversations About Race:

  • Examines the knowing-doing gap and suggests ways to transform your passion for racial equity into a powerful purpose that can transform our nation's schools and classrooms.
  • Demonstrates the positive outcomes for students and their schools when educators have the will, the skill, and the knowledge to sustain courageous conversations about race.
  • Shows how the social and political climate provides increasing challenges to ensuring that underserved students get the educational opportunities they need to succeed.
  • Explicitly embraces other people of color in the drive for racial equity and illustrates how the Courageous Conversations Protocol can be applied to their circumstances.
  • Offers specific advice for engaging leaders beyond the school house door—district staff, superintendents, school boards, and local community leaders—and underscores the importance of their contributions.

If you are committed to exercising leadership on behalf of all students, and especially underserved students of color, More Courageous Conversations About Race provides insight and inspiration for achieving your racial equity purpose.

Foreword by James P. Comer
About the Author
1. Why Do We Need Another Book on Courageous Conversations About Race?
It's (Still) A Question of Will!  
Writing in Difficult Times  
Building on the Field Guide  
The "More" in More Courageous Conversations  
2. From Will and Passion to Purpose
Courage Requires Personal Purpose  
Differing Approaches to Diversity  
Purpose at Every Level  
Voices From the Inside: Macarre Traynham  
3. Revisiting the Courageous Conversations About Race Protocol
Getting Behind the Protocol's Agreements, Conditions, and Compass  
Isolating Race: Intersectionality and Cultural Layering  
Getting Centered in a Mindful Way  
Examining the Presence and Role of Whiteness  
Closing the "Knowing-Doing" Gap  
Voices From the Inside: Devon Alexander  
4. Seven Years Later: What's Different and What's the Same?
Embracing Equity and Naming the "It": Systemic Racism  
The Data  
Minding the Gaps  
Can We Really Afford Equity?  
Applying New Technology to Racial Equity Work  
Voices From the Inside: Donna Hart-Tervalon  
5. Why Are We Still Talking About Race?
Beyond a Moral Imperative: Neuroscience and the Physiological Impact of Racism  
A Critique of Liberalism  
Are Black Males Beyond Love?  
Defining Resistance and Transforming "Resisters"  
What Should Be "Special" About Special Education?  
Voices From the Inside: Charles L. Hopson  
6. Moving Courageous Conversations Beyond Black and White
Empowering ALL People of Color  
Making the Invisible Visible: A Courageous Conversation About American Indians and Schooling  
Brown Space  
The Politics of English-Language Acquisition: Skin Color, Immigration Status, and Other Barriers  
Voices From the Inside: Luis Versalles, Elona Street-Stewart  
7. A Vision and A Framework for Achieving Racial Equity in Education
"Just Say No!" ... to Random Acts of Equity  
Unmasking Courageous Conversations About Racial Disparities in Independent Schools  
Where Is Higher Education? A Call for Seamless Racial Equity in PreK-16 Education  
Voices From the Inside: Bodie Brizendine, Akemi Matsumoto  
8. Leadership for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practice
Equity Development for School Boards  
District Equity Leadership Teams (DELT and DELTA)  
Site and Central-Office Department Leaders Engaged in Equity/Antiracism Development (LEADs)  
Equity Teams  
The Beacon Project  
Staff of Color Equity Development  
Students Organized for Anti-Racism (SOAR)  
Voices From the Inside: Carla Randall, Patrick Duffy, Anthony Galloway  
9. Learning and Teaching for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practice
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy  
Collaborative Action Research for Equity (CARE)  
Voices From the Inside: Jackie Roehl  
10. Empowering Parents and Communities of Color for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practice
Partnerships for Academically Successful Students  
Engaging and Developing White Allies to Support Parents and Community Members of Color in Schools  
Engaging White Allies in the Development and Recruitment of Other Whites to the Struggle for Racial Equity  
Developing and Reinventing School Boards as Allies in the Struggle for Racial Equity  
Voices From the Inside: Andrea Haynes Johnson  
11. Eden Prairie Schools: A Case Study
Eden Prairie Then and Now  
The District Develops a Clear Vision of Equity  
A Changing Climate  
The Results Are In: Progress Was Made  
Voices From the Inside: Connie Hytjan  
12. Beyond Passion, Practice, and Persistence ... A Purpose for Achieving Equity!
Recommended Reading

"This book provides insight into the thinking of one of the foremost advocates for addressing the achievement gap in authentic ways that result in the underlying assumptions of racism being uncovered and addressed. Singleton's delineation of the concept 'racial equity work' is a major contribution."

Randall B. Lindsey, Author of Cultural Proficiency
Author of Cultural Proficiency

"Readers who embrace the courageous conversations that Glenn Singleton has written about in these pages will find themselves analyzing their own thoughts and conversations about race in school settings. This text is a deeper analysis of previous conversations and the protocol introduced in Courageous Conversations About Race. The vignettes and cases are a strength."

Ignacio Lopez, Director of Outreach and Professor of Education
National College of Education, National Louis University

"In this book, Glenn Singleton takes the courageous steps to model what he teaches as he gives us the pathways for our own journeys to confront racism in our lives. Glenn proves the necessity of holding courageous conversations about race if we want to eliminate the opportunity gap for ALL students."

Bonnie M. Davis, Author of How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You
Author of How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You

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