“Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-racist Literature Instruction for White Students”
The book serves as a sort of guide for Critical Race Theory, which no one is teaching.
The College Fix reports:
Education professors win award for ‘Literary Whiteness’ book
Two education professors will be presented with an award for their book called “Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-racist Literature Instruction for White Students.”
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education will present the award at its annual meeting March 4-6.
The book prepares teachers to help students learn about literature using critical race theory and other “anti-racist” practices.
“In their frank discussion, the authors draw upon experiences from their own and others’ classrooms to give discipline-specific practices for implementing anti-racist literature instruction in White-dominant schools, a news release from Westfield State University stated.
The book by Central Michigan University Professor Carlin Borsheim-Black (right) and Westfield Professor Sophia Sarigianides (left) covers several topics under the umbrella of understanding “whiteness” in a literature or English class.
The news release from WSU stated:
Some of the topics this book examines include designing literature-based units that emphasize racial literacy, selecting literature that highlights voices of color, analyzing Whiteness in canonical literature, examining texts through a critical race lens, managing challenges of race talk, and designing formative assessments for racial literacy and identity growth.
The College Fix reached out to Professors Borsheim-Black and Sarigianides for comment via email on February 22, but did not receive a response. The Fix asked if the professors knew how many schools used their book. The Fix also asked if this book does teach critical race theory and if they agreed or disagreed that CRT is taught in K-12 schools.
K-12 teacher says this is how CRT is worked into the curriculum
Proponents of CRT, including Columbia Law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw who popularized its use, have said that it is not taught in K-12 schools.
But Tony Kinnett, the executive director of Chalkboard Review and Choice Media, said that this book is an example of how CRT is incorporated into the schools.
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