White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice

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Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Joseph E. Flynn, Jr. is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Northern Illinois University, and his work centers on the intersection of race, curriculum, and social justice. Previously he co-edited Rubric Nation: Critical Inquiries on the Impact of Rubrics in Education.

"With this accessible and engaging work, Joseph E. Flynn, Jr. makes a critical contribution to social justice education. He offers insight into a recognizable exit point for many White teachers on the journey toward more racially-just teaching-fatigue-and considers how it might be addressed. This book will be invaluable to both current and future teachers and those who educate them." -Robin DiAngelo and Özlem Sensoy, Authors of Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education, Second Edition (2017)
"The concept of white fatigue is an important contribution to creating a more nuanced understanding of the challenges of educating white students about racism. White Fatigue offers helpful context and pedagogical considerations for supporting the development of white allies for racial justice."-Diane J. Goodman, Trainer, Consultant, and Author of Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups, Second Edition (2011)
"In direct and explicit language, Joseph E. Flynn, Jr. pulls no punches in his challenge to teacher educators to dig deep into the layers of white fatigue. Such accounts are critically necessary in a moment where some whites feel emboldened to act on deeply-seated racial hatred. Where such overt acts are considered the norm, Flynn brings us closer to the subtleties that are often ignored in the current social, political, economic, and educational moment." -David Omotoso Stovall, Professor of African American Studies and Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago