Interrupting Racism provides school counselors with a brief overview of racial equity in schools and practical ideas that a school-level practitioner can put into action. The book walks readers through the current state of achievement gap and racial equity in schools and looks at issues around intention, action, white privilege, and implicit bias. Later chapters include interrupting racism case studies and stories from school counselors about incorporating stakeholders into the work of racial equity. Activities, lessons, and action plans promote self-reflection, staff-reflection, and student-reflection and encourage school counselors to drive systemic change for students through advocacy, collaboration, and leadership.

chapter |2 pages


part I|1 pages

Building a Foundation of Understanding

chapter Chapter 1|12 pages

A Brief History

5Integration, The Achievement Gap, and Student Success

chapter Chapter 2|13 pages

White Privilege

A Taboo of Advantage

chapter Chapter 3|10 pages

Implicit Bias

A Disconnect Between Intention and Outcome

part II|1 pages

Building Change

chapter Chapter 4|15 pages

The Benefit of Self-Reflection

42The Work Begins With You

chapter Chapter 5|33 pages

Teach Them Well

Anti-Bias Social Emotional Learning for Students

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

The Benefit of Staff Reflection

The Work Continues With Everyone

part III|1 pages

Building Capacity of Stakeholders

chapter Chapter 7|10 pages

Stories from the Field

109Real World Application of Equity in School Counseling

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Interrupting Racism

Everyday Scenarios

chapter Chapter 9|12 pages

Utilizing Data for Systemic Change

chapter Chapter 10|11 pages

Change is Hard

Responding to Criticism and Pushback