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Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race (Original 2014; 2014. Auflage)

von Debby Irving (Autor)

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Debby Irving is an emerging voice in the national racial justice community. Combining her organization development skills, classroom teaching experience, and understanding of systemic racism, Irving educates and consults with individuals and organizations seeking to create racial equity at both the personal and institutional level. Irving grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts, during the socially turbulent 1960s and '70s. After a blissfully sheltered, upper-middle-class suburban childhood, she found herself simultaneously intrigued and horrified by the racial divide she observed in nearby Boston. Her career began in a variety of urban performance-art and community-based non-profits, where she repeatedly found that her best efforts to "help" caused more harm than the good she intended. Her one-step-forward-two-steps-back experience of racial understanding eventually lead her to dig deeply into her own white privilege, where she found truths she never knew existed. Waking Up White describes that journey and the lessons learned along the way. Now a racial justice educator and writer, Irving works with other white people to transform confusion into curiosity and anxiety into action. She's worked in private and public urban schools, both in the classroom and at the board level, to foster community among students, teachers, staff, and families by focusing on honest dialog that educates and connects people through shared interests and divergent backgrounds. A graduate of the Winsor School in Boston, she holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA from Simmons College. Waking Up White is her first book.… (mehr)
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Titel:Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
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Info:Elephant Room Press (2014), Edition: First Edition, 288 pages
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"For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us." www.amazon.com
  CDJLibrary | Nov 3, 2021 |
I have been reading a lot on this topic lately. This is one of the most approachable titles I've found. Short chapters draw you in. Good questions at the end of each to help you delve deeper into your own thinking. The queries would be great to get a book group talking. Because Ms Irving is so open about her own insensitive moments, she invites you to confess your own and be more honest with yourself. As always when reading a lot on a topic, I found repetition here, but also several gems that I hadn't considered. The more I read the more I know I don't know. I would recommend this to anyone. A great place to start if this is your first exploration of race. Good resources at the back. I would also suggest reading it with a friend or two. Discussion really helps. ( )
  njcur | Jul 27, 2021 |
This book analyzes the intricate relationships between various forms of oppression through the lens of feminist history and theory. This work explores how sexism affected black women during slavery, racism within the women’s movement, black male sexism, and the overall devaluation of black womanhood. If you want to truly learn about racism, gathering an entire picture of how the intersectionality of sex and gender and class works, it is a must read.
Review from: The Write of Your Life. A List of Books About Racism.
  stlukeschurch | Mar 7, 2021 |
For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us.
  stlukeschurch | Feb 16, 2021 |
Includes understandable framing of concepts, a few specific language examples, and suggestions for further reading. ( )
  joyblue | Dec 19, 2020 |
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Debby Irving is an emerging voice in the national racial justice community. Combining her organization development skills, classroom teaching experience, and understanding of systemic racism, Irving educates and consults with individuals and organizations seeking to create racial equity at both the personal and institutional level. Irving grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts, during the socially turbulent 1960s and '70s. After a blissfully sheltered, upper-middle-class suburban childhood, she found herself simultaneously intrigued and horrified by the racial divide she observed in nearby Boston. Her career began in a variety of urban performance-art and community-based non-profits, where she repeatedly found that her best efforts to "help" caused more harm than the good she intended. Her one-step-forward-two-steps-back experience of racial understanding eventually lead her to dig deeply into her own white privilege, where she found truths she never knew existed. Waking Up White describes that journey and the lessons learned along the way. Now a racial justice educator and writer, Irving works with other white people to transform confusion into curiosity and anxiety into action. She's worked in private and public urban schools, both in the classroom and at the board level, to foster community among students, teachers, staff, and families by focusing on honest dialog that educates and connects people through shared interests and divergent backgrounds. A graduate of the Winsor School in Boston, she holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA from Simmons College. Waking Up White is her first book.

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