White Tears in the Classroom

dc.contributor.author Smith, Chelsea
dc.contributor.author Blansett, Rachael
dc.date 2018-02-18T09:15:32.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:27:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:27:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-03
dc.description.abstract <p>White fragility, a side effect stemming from white privilege, has plagued the classrooms of higher education and can be viewed as a hindrance to the learning opportunities students can have when it comes to issues of racism. According to Robin DiAngelo (2011), white fragility is, “The insulated environment of racial protection [that] builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress.” This can be manifested in various ways in the classroom, e.g. silence, dismissal of feelings, triggering, and unfortunately, even tears. There is little published literature around white fragility and the way it pervades classroom dynamics. We argue there should be more study done around this issue in order to create a more beneficial atmosphere for student of color development and empowerment, and to build stronger ally-ship opportunities with white students. This study will survey classroom dynamics in hopes of bringing about development of white colleagues’ understanding of their privilege and utilizing it to combat fragility and further marginalization of their peers of color.</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/50000
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dc.subject.disciplines Disability and Equity in Education
dc.subject.disciplines Ethnic Studies
dc.title White Tears in the Classroom
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