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Waking up white

and finding myself in the story of race

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An edition of Waking up white (2014)

Waking up white

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For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she was worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan.

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273

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Waking up white: and finding myself in the story of race
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Table of Contents

Childhood in white
What wasn't said
Family values
Race versus class
Optimism
Within the walls
Midlife wake-up calls
From confusion to shock
The GI Bill
Racial categories
White superiority
The melting pot
Headwinds and tailwinds
Why didn't I wake up sooner?
Icebergs
Invisibility
Zap!
The whole story
Logos and stereotypes
Rethinking key concepts
My good people
Color-blind
My good luck
My Robin Hood syndrome
Twenty-five years of tossing and turning
Straddling two worlds
Why do I always end up with white people?
Diversity training
Everyone is different; everyone belongs
Belonging
Surviving versus thriving
Living into expectations
I am the elephant
Leaving my comfort zone
Intent and impact
Feelings and the culture of niceness
Courageous conversations
Getting over myself
Perception and fear
Inner work
Becoming multicultural
If only you'd be more like me
The dominant white culture
Boxes and ladders
The rugged individual
Equality starts with equity
Bull in a china shop
Outer work
From bystander to ally
Solidarity and accountability
From tolerance to engagement
Listening
Normalizing race talk
Reclaiming my humanity
Whole again
Tell me what to do!

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Includes bibliographical references.

Copyright Date
2014

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Library of Congress
E185.615 .I778 2014, E185.615.I778 2014

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Pagination
xiv, 273 pages
Number of pages
273

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26884785M
Internet Archive
wakingupwhitefin0000irvi
ISBN 10
0991331303
ISBN 13
9780991331307
LCCN
2013958088
OCLC/WorldCat
870307859

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