The authors reviewed the book How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (2019) while reflecting on how Kendi’s brilliant dismantlement of racism and discrimination would help educators become conscious of how racism operates in our society, their schools, and their communities. Kendi’s book could motivate teachers to self-reflect on intrinsic feelings and misconceptions about race and culture built over time, allowing them to adopt new attitudes towards their students and school community. The authors considered the need to reevaluate systemic racism in schools as research has, for instance, found evidence of discriminatory practices towards African American boys (Gregory & Roberts, 2017). Therefore, teachers must engage in their subjective experiences about race to avoid decisions based on stereotypes and fight different forms of systemic racism in schools.
Soares, Maria Cristina F. and Morales, Melanie
"How to be an Anti-Racist Educator: A Book Review Through an Educational Perspective,"
Journal of Multicultural Affairs: Vol. 8:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jma/vol8/iss1/3
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