University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (STARS) promotes anti-racism education at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan through the support of the College. We work collaboratively to understand, identify, and address individual and systemic racism and its interlocking forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion and other socially constructed categories. We believe that anti-racist and decolonizing education, when woven together, can create humanizing and emancipatory change for everyone.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The 'S' word: Talking about white supremacy

We sometimes receive comments from white supremacist/racial purity groups. The comments are removed, but they remind us to think about why we sometimes talk/teach about white privilege and racism, but may not always make clear connections to white supremacy. We wonder how and why teachers may or may not address this in schools.

What are your thoughts regarding teaching K - 12 students about the connection between racism, white privilege and white supremacy?

For a good read on this topic see: Leonardo's The Color of Supremacy: Beyond the Discourse of White Privilege (2004) 

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