Black Appetite. White Food.: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom

Jamila Lyiscott (Author)


Black Appetite. White Food. invites educators to explore the nuanced manifestations of white privilege as it exists within and beyond the classroom. Renowned speaker and author Jamila Lyiscott provides ideas and tools that teachers, school leaders, and professors can use for awareness, inspiration, and action around racial injustice and inequity.

Part I of the book helps you ask the hard questions, such as whether your pedagogy is more aligned with colonialism than you realize and whether you are really giving students of color a voice. Part II offers a variety of helpful strategies for analysis and reflection. Each chapter includes personal stories, frank discussions of the barriers you may face, and practical ideas that will guide you as you work to confront privilege in your classroom, campus, and beyond.

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Publish Date
May 23, 2019

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About the Author

Jamila Lyiscott is an author, a community-engaged scholar, and a nationally acclaimed speaker. She serves as an assistant professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the founding co-director of the forthcoming Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. Her scholarship and activism work together to explore, assert, and defend the value of Black life throughout and beyond the field of education. Jamila's current research focuses on the power of youth-led social research and activism to foster racial healing across schools and communities. She is most well-known for being featured on where her video, "3 Ways to Speak English," was viewed over 4.6 million times. Learn more about Jamila at and @jamila_lyiscott on Twitter and Instagram.