WPC TP by niusheng11


									"When someone with the authority of a teacher describes the
  world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic
   disequilibrium, as if you looked into a mirror and saw
                           - Adrienne Rich
 Who went…
Heather Reekie   Taylor Prairie    Speech/Lang. Pathologist
Linda Elsberry   Cottage Grove           Special Education
Surbhi Madia     Cottage Grove           Regular Education
Lori Jones         Maywood             School Psychologist
Jill Jensen        Winnequah                 Music Teacher
Danny Johnson    Glacial Drumlin      Educational Assistant
Amy Burhop         GDS/MGHS                  ESL Education
Meghan Walsh     Monona Grove            Regular Education
Quickly – Who was in LaCrosse?
   More than 1,700 participants (42% first conference, 58% returners)
    from 32 States, Australia, Canada & Germany, including 130 Youth
    Leadership participants from 8 states, attended the conference held
    in La Crosse, WI.

    Quick Facts:
   113 workshops, 13 films, & 5 keynotes
   50 K-12 Institutions from 16 states
   79 Institutions of Higher Education from 25 states, Canada, and Germany
   110 Non-profits from 29 states
   11 Spiritual Organizations from 7 states & Canada
   400 participants attended one or more of the 14 institutes
   93% of participants agreed the workshops presented new content and skills
    and were useful to them both personally and professionally recommend the
    conference to others
What is White Privilege?

       "I was taught to see racism only in
       individual acts of meanness, not in
       invisible systems conferring dominance
       on my group“
                   – Peggy McIntosh
"A young [black] man walks
through chest deep floodwater
after looting a grocery store in
New Orleans..."

"Two [white] residents wade
through chest-deep water after
finding bread and soda from a
local grocery store after
Hurricane Katrina came through
the area in New Orleans..."
  What is White Privilege?
 Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

I can, if I wish, arrange to be
in the company of people of
   my race most of the time.
  What is White Privilege?
 Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

I can go shopping alone most
     of the time, pretty well
    assured that I will not be
     followed or harassed.
 What is White Privilege?
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

 When I am told about our
  national heritage or about
"civilization," I am shown that
 people of my color made it
            what it is.
 What is White Privilege?
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

I can go…into a supermarket
    and find the staple foods
    which fit with my cultural
 traditions, into a hairdresser's
  shop and find someone who
         can cut my hair.
  What is White Privilege?
 Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Whether I use checks, credit
cards or cash, I can count on
  my skin color not to work
 against the appearance of
     financial reliability.
 “I am a human being, and I
want to stop giving up some of
 my humanity by oppressing
       – Heather Reekie
 "I believe that white allies can "get it" if we
 define "getting it" as becoming attuned to
the subtle effects of racial bias in everyday
       interactions and environments."

from White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy.
"A single bracelet does not jingle"
        - African Proverb
―It is not upon you to finish the work.
Neither are you free to desist from it.‖
             —Rabbi Tarfon
Deficit Ideology: Stereotypers Are Us
       ―Achievement Gap‖ or ―Opportunity Gap‖
   Dr. Paul Gorski (http://www.edchange.org/)

 Stereotype: Laziness
 Ah, but: According to the Economic Policy Institute
   (2002), poor working adults spend more hours
   working per week on average than their wealthier

 Stereotype: Don’t Value Education
 Ah, but: Low-income parents hold the exact same
 attitudes about education as wealthy parents
 (Compton-Lilly, 2003; Lareau & Horvat, 1999;
 Leichter, 1978; Varenne & McDermott, 1986).
Deficit Ideology: Stereotypers Are Us
       ―Achievement Gap‖ or ―Opportunity Gap‖
   Dr. Paul Gorski (http://www.edchange.org/)

 Stereotype: Substance Abuse
 Ah, but: Alcohol abuse is far more prevalent among
 wealthy people than poor people (Galea, Ahern,
 Tracy, & Vlahov, 2007). And drug use equally
 distributed across poor, middle class, and wealthy
 communities (Saxe, Kadushin, Tighe, Rindskopf, &
 Beveridge, 2001).

 Deficit Ideology = If only “they” were more like US.
 “Strategies seem to want students in poverty to
 assimilate into a system they experience often as
 oppressive, and calls on predominantly middle-class
 teachers to facilitate and enforce this assimilation”
―The truth is in your reflection.‖
      - Mufasa (Lion King)
    Equity VS. Equality

   Equity IS a mind-set,
     NOT a strategy
Educational equality is not the same as
educational equity. Equity is about looking
at inequalities in our classrooms and
making changes to reflect/support the
needs and strengths of various ethnic
     Culturally Responsive Classroom
  Tips for developing equitable practices in your classroom
                    1. Implement these tips daily
                    2. Reflect on your experiences

1. Welcomes students by name as they enter the
2. Uses eye contact with high- and low-achieving
3. Uses proximity with high- and low-achieving students
    equitably     Equity Training and Development Team
                    Office of Organizational Development
                 Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland
Privilege Scenarios : All sorts of people, all sorts of places
            *these are real scenarios recounted by first year UW students *
Right side of room = scenario 4                           Left side of room = scenario 6

       How is white privilege working in this scenario?
       How are other kinds of privilege working in this
        scenario? How is oppression working (of various
       If you were on the receiving end of this behavior
        how would you feel?
       If you were a witness to this scene how would you
        feel and what could you do to make it better?
       If you were hearing this story from a student who
        was concerned about it , how could you coach
        them or be an ally for them?
       Imagine this if you invert the minority and majority
        status of these scenarios.
Make that change

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
 If you want to go far, go together.”
    – African Proverb
Make that change

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