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2009

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

Anti-racism-Study and teaching

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Gettin' Good With Ourselves : White Caucus Groups As Emergent Anti-Racism Pedagogy, Nathalie Rachelle Torrens Sep 2009

Gettin' Good With Ourselves : White Caucus Groups As Emergent Anti-Racism Pedagogy, Nathalie Rachelle Torrens

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This exploratory study examined the impact of participating in White caucus groups with the UNtraining, a program based in Berkeley, California, on the racial identity formation of its participants. Twelve participants were interviewed and narrative data gathered. Participants were asked what shifts in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to their Whiteness, they recognized as a result of participating. Additionally, participants were asked to identify and critically reflect upon which pedagogical elements of the program influenced these shifts. Findings revealed that the relative emotional safety of an all White group, coupled with a supportive community of like-minded individuals, and a ...


The Experiences Of Smith College School For Social Work Students Talking With Field Supervisors About Issues Of Race, Julia Kraft Perault Aug 2009

The Experiences Of Smith College School For Social Work Students Talking With Field Supervisors About Issues Of Race, Julia Kraft Perault

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This mixed method survey study explored Smith College School for Social Work (SCSSW) students' experiences in talking with field supervisors about issues of race. Increased racial and ethnic diversity in the United States calls for attention to issues of race in social work education and practice. The SCSSW shares with major social work organizations its commitment to anti-racism. Field supervision is an integral component of the SCSSW social work curriculum and represents an arena in which students can incorporate anti-racism learning into practice. A dearth of social work conceptual and empirical literature examines racial dialogues in field supervision from the ...


Circle : A Relationship-Based Dialogic Approach To Growing Out Of Racism : A Project Based Upon An Investigtion With The Partnership For Latino Success, Leominister, Massachusetts, Kristin Elaine Pinto-Wilson Aug 2009

Circle : A Relationship-Based Dialogic Approach To Growing Out Of Racism : A Project Based Upon An Investigtion With The Partnership For Latino Success, Leominister, Massachusetts, Kristin Elaine Pinto-Wilson

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This study was undertaken to discover whether Circle could be used to foster individual and collective transformation regarding issues of racism. The director for the Partnership for Latino Success designed and implemented a dialogue series called "Changing the World by Changing Ourselves" for individuals to engage in a Circle journey about racism in daily life, relationships, and the community. The dialogues focused on microaggressions, relearning relationships and engaging in meaningful collaborations, and removing shame and blame from social change efforts. This researcher engaged in the dialogue series as a participant/observer and interviewed eight individuals who participated in at least ...


An Exploratory Study Of The Life Experiences And Motivating Factors Of White Antiracist Organizers And Educators, Anne E. Bachrach Aug 2009

An Exploratory Study Of The Life Experiences And Motivating Factors Of White Antiracist Organizers And Educators, Anne E. Bachrach

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This study was undertaken to explore the life experiences and motivating factors of White people who organize and educate for racial justice. The research was a qualitative study with a sample of 13 White self-indentified antiracists who spent at least five hours per week on antiracism work. Through face-to-face interviews, participants were asked to reflect on life experiences relevant to the development of an antiracist identity and to identify sources of hope and motivation in doing this challenging work. The findings of the study increase our understanding of what it means to be a White antiracist, the complex process of ...