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What Is Whiteness?

“What is Whiteness?” explores the concept of whiteness, tracing its historical evolution and the impact of white supremacy culture on our country’s racial hierarchy.

Language

English

Subject

Social Studies, English Language Arts

Grade

6 +

Price

$0.00

lesson Overview

“What is Whiteness?” explores the concept of whiteness, tracing its historical evolution and the impact of white supremacy culture on our country’s racial hierarchy. The zine discusses the privileges linked to whiteness, white privilege and white-passing privilege. It encourages youth to consider how they might be knowingly or unknowingly contributing to these norms. A culminating call to action asks youth to think about ways they and their communities can dismantle white dominant norms in their daily lives. This is part of the collaborative 4-part zine series, #IYKYK. Download the PDF to see the full lesson.

Vocabulary

  • Assimilate
  • Dismantle
  • Race
  • White-passing privilege
  • White privilege
  • White supremacy culture (also referred to as white dominant norms)

About Collaborator

Healing Equity United consults on creating antiracist and anti-oppressive organizational cultures, facilitates interactive workshops and trainings, and conducts diversity, equity, and inclusion audits. Learn more about their work at www.healingequityunited.com.

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