Dear Mrs. Batalia: I was in one of your Junior High School English classes in the late 1970’s. You might remember me; I was the little Chinese girl that sat in the back of the room next to the door. My best friend was Nedra, the tall, thin Jewish girl you once identified as being … More A Letter to My White Junior High English Teacher
RJHE is excited to announce the release of White Out: Understanding White Privilege and Dominance in the Modern Age by Christopher S. Collins and Alexander Jun from Peter Lang. The book comes out on February 28! In this book, Collins and Jun explain “the role of Whiteness and a defense of White dominance in an … More Book Release: White Out
By Nate Risdon, RJHE Research Associate Editor’s Note: This appeared in an earlier version in Advance, the magazine of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Christian higher education institutions are not immune to manifestations of racism and injustice on their campuses. We need only look at recent nationally broadcast stories about a number of … More 8 Ways Toward Becoming an Ally in the Work of Anti-Racism
Listen to Joseph Slavens’s presentation at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education in Australia.
Allison Ash, Associate Dean of Student Care and Services at Wheaton College speaks in chapel at Wheaton College regarding unity and diversity according to Christian principles and teachings. ‘Diverse Unity’ is a message about the specific responsibility that Christians have to work toward racial unity while embracing diversity based on the teachings from the New … More Diverse Unity
by Joe Slavens Colleagues, both known and unknown, are integral facilitators and nurturers to my growth as an anti-racist, and their writings in particular have had a significant impact on my personal development. Richard Dyer, for example, in The Matter of Whiteness (2008), writes a short, succinct, yet compelling critique of Western culture’s propensity to consider Whiteness as … More Making Whiteness Visible