Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work
This article presents two conceptual frames to help with teaching about issues of race and racism. First the concept of the web of racism describes a matrix that helps students understand the depth of damage racism has instilled in contemporary U.S. society. Second, the web of resistance offers a model of anti-racist activities to help students participate in the fight to end systemic racism. The importance of placing racism in a historical context is emphasized as are the differential reactions of white students and students of color to this material.
race, racism, pedagogy, diversity, multiculturalism, anti-racism
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Rozas, Lisa Werkmeister and Miller, Joshua, "Discourses for Social Justice Education: The Web of Racism and the Web of Resistance" (2009). School for Social Work: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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