Race talk and the conspiracy of silence : understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race / Derald Wing Sue
eBook | Wiley | 2015
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"Learn to talk about race openly, honestly, and productivelyMost people avoid discussion of race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitably accompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict of racial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race puts an end to that dynamic by sharing strategies for smoothing conversations about race in a productive manner. A guide for facilitating and participating in difficult dialogues about race, author Derald Wing Sue - an internationally recognized expert on multiculturalism, diversity, and microaggressions - explores the characteristics, dynamics, and meaning behind discussions about race as well as the hidden "ground rules" that inhibit honest and productive dialogue. Through emotional and visceral examples, this book explains why conversations revolving around racial issues are so difficult, and provides guidelines, techniques, and advice for navigating and leading honest and forthright discussions. Readers will develop a stronger ability to build rapport with people unlike themselves, and discover how not talking about race impacts society as a whole. Overcome and make visible the fears associated with race talk Learn practical ideas for talking openly about race Facilitate and navigate discussion with expert strategy Examine the hidden rules that govern race talk Understand the benefits of successful conversations Discussions about race do not have to result in disastrous consequences, and can in fact be highly beneficial to all parties involved. It's important that people have the ability to converse openly and honestly with their students, colleagues, children, and neighbors, and Race Talk provides the path for achieving this goal"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Section One The Characteristics, Dynamics, and Meaning of Race Talk -- Chapter 1 What Is Race Talk? -- Race Talk Represents a Potential Clash of Racial Realities -- Race Talk Pushes Emotional Hot Buttons -- Race Talk Evokes Avoidance Strategies -- Why Is Successful Race Talk Important? -- Chapter 2 The Characteristics and Dynamics of Race Talk -- What Are Characteristics of Race Talk? -- How Do Societal Ground Rules (Norms) Impede Race Talk? -- Why Is Race Talk So Difficult and Uncomfortable for Participants? -- Conclusions -- Chapter 3 The Stories We Tell: White Talk Versus Back Talk -- Race Talk: Narratives and Counter-Narratives -- Telling on Racism: Unmasking Ugly Secrets -- Section Two The Constraining Ground Rules for Race Talk -- Chapter 4 "The Entire World's a Stage!'' -- The Politeness Protocol and Race Talk -- The Academic Protocol and Race Talk -- Chapter 5 Color-Blind Means Color-Mute -- Color-Evasion: "We Are All the Same Under the Skin" -- Stereotype-Evasion: "I Don't Believe in Those Stereotypes" -- Power-Evasion: "Everyone Can Make It in Society, If They Work Hard Enough" -- Myth of the Melting Pot -- Section Three Why Is It Difficult for People of Color to Honestly Talk About Race? -- Chapter 6 "What Are the Consequences for Saying What I Mean?" -- Ethnocentric Monoculturalism -- Power and Oppression -- Chapter 7 "To Speak or How to Speak, That Is the Question" -- Communication Styles -- Nonverbal Communication -- Nonverbal Communication in Race Talk: Sociopolitical Considerations -- Being Constrained and Silenced: Impact on People of Color -- Conclusions -- Section Four Why Is It Difficult for White People to Honestly Talk About Race? -- Chapter 8 "I'm Not Racist!"
Cognitive Avoidance-Racism Denial -- Emotional Avoidance-Fear, Guilt, and Other Feelings -- Behavioral Avoidance-Helplessness and Hopelessness -- Emotional Roadblocks to Race Talk -- Chapter 9 "I'm Not White -- I'm Italian!" -- What Does It Mean to Be White? -- The Invisibility of Whiteness: What Does It Mean? -- The Fear of Owning White Privilege -- Fear of Taking Personal Responsibility to End Racism: Moving From Being Nonracist to Becoming Antiracist -- Section Five Race Talk and Special Group Considerations -- Chapter 10 Interracial/Interethnic Race Talk: Difficult Dialogues Between Groups of Color -- Interracial/Interethnic Relationship Issues -- Race Talk: Fears of Divide and Conquer -- Sources of Conflict Between People of Color -- Chapter 11 Race Talk and White Racial Identity Development: For Whites Only -- Developing a Nonracist and Antiracist Racial Identity -- White Racial Identity Development and Race Talk -- Section Six Guidelines, Conditions, and Solutions for Having Honest Racial Dialogues -- Chapter 12 Being an Agent of Change: Guidelines for Educators, Parents, and Trainers -- Talking to Children About Race and Racism -- Guidelines for Taking Personal Responsibility for Change -- Chapter 13 Helping People Talk About Race: Facilitation Skills for Educators and Trainers -- Ineffective Strategies: Five Things Not to Do -- Successful Strategies: Eleven Potentially Positive Actions -- References -- Author Index -- Subject Index -- EULA.
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Print version: Sue, Derald Wing. Race talk and the conspiracy of silence. Hoboken : Wiley, 2015 9781118958728 (DLC) 2014031894
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