Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 247–256 | Cite as

“This Is a White Space”: On Restorative Possibilities of Hospitality in a Raced Space

  • Lyudmila Bryzzheva


In a restorative classroom inspired by a vision of racial equity, race consciousness is a necessity and a restorative outcome is conceptualized in terms of a sustainable interdependent right-relation, a species of racial justice. Yet, regardless of intent, the constructed space is white. Race-based inequity is reproduced as White students get more of everything from class than do students of Color. What made the space white? How might hospitality affect the restorative possibilities of and in the space? I explore these questions and reconceptualize right-relation as that which necessitates hospitality.


Hospitality Restorative practices Whiteness Race White space 



This manuscript was edited and prepared for publication with the kind assistance of Erica Redmann.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Ruth S. Ammon School of EducationAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA

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