Teaching Race and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America

Adding Context to Colorblindness

  • Kristin Haltinner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Cultivating the Sociological Imagination

  3. The Importance of Communication and Class Climate

  4. Connecting with Students

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Enid Logan, Stayce Blount, Louis Mendoza, Chavella Pittman, Rashawn Ray, Nicole Trujillo-Pagan
      Pages 123-139
  5. Innovative Techniques

  6. Engaging with Academic Institutions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-453

About this book


This book presents thoughtful reflections and in-depth, critical analyses of the new challenges and opportunities instructors face in teaching race during what has been called the “post-racial era”. It examines the racial dimensions of the current political, economic, and cultural climate. The book features renowned scholars and experienced teachers from a range of disciplines and offers successful strategies for teaching important concepts through case studies and active learning exercises. It provides innovative strategies, novel lesson plans and classroom activities for college and university professors who seek effective methods and materials for teaching about race and racism to today’s students.  A valuable handbook for educators, this book should be required reading for all graduate students and college instructors. 


Anyone Can Achieve the American Dream Classroom activities and curriculum design Disproportionate Imprisonment by African Americans Emotions in the Classroom Experiencing Racialization Pedagogical Strategies for Teaching Race Post-Racial Era in America Race-Critical Perspective in the Classroom Racial Dimensions of Political, Economic and Cultural Climate Racial inequality in the United States Teaching Environmental Justice Teaching Systemic White Racism Teaching about American Race Relations Teaching about Race and Ethnicity Teaching about Race through Sports White Educational Privilege in the Classroom

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristin Haltinner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of IdahoMoscowUSA

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