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Preparing White Teachers to Teach in a Racist Nation: What Do They Need to Know and Be Able to Do?

ByANNA E. RICHERT, DAVID M. DONAHUE, VICKI K. LABOSKEY

John is a middle school history teacher in Oakland, California. Most of his students are African American. Though committed to teaching underserved students in an urban setting, John wondered if doing so effectively as a White person was possible. For his master’s project he initiated a study that became a two-year journey of self-discovery about his White identity.