Additional Resources for Faculty and Staff

This web page is designed to assist faculty and staff who want to use "The Color of Fear" for workshops, or classes. It supplements the information presented in the Facilitator's Packet.. These websites were selected based on the following criteria:

We hope that this site will further discussions about inclusive pedagogy and community-building that are taking place all over the campus. Faculty are invited to continue the conversation on the Teacher Talk message board. message board. For user ID and password information, contact Kim Pearson.  All members of the campus community are invited to post on The Color of Fear message board

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 The Color of Fear Homepage: The Diversity Resources Network We are members of a long-standing  diversity and violence prevention trainer's
and practitioners community. We dedicate this site to providing free access to the most useful teaching tools, tips, exercises and theoretical essays available anywhere on the World Wide Web! We are also developing a database of cool diversity links that will feature the best of the web. (from the website)
 Partners include:
MARGO ADAIR, author of Working Inside Out, founder/director of TOOLS FOR CHANGE.
PAUL KIVEL, violence prevention educator, author of Boys Will be Men, Men's Work, and co-author of young women's lives.
 VICTOR LEWIS, founder and Director of the CENTER for DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP,  and a principal voice in The Color of Fear, one of the most potent films on race relations in
HUGH VASQUEZ, CO-founder/Executive Director of the TODOS Institute, one of the
nation's leading diversity and alliance building training centers.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy Mc Intosh The original essay Peggy McIntosh is associate director of the Wellesley College
Center for Research on Women. This essay is excerpted from Working Paper 189. White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through
 Work in Women's Studies (1988), by Peggy McIntosh; available for $4.00 from the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley MA 02181 

The working paper contains a
longer list of privileges. 
This excerpted essay is reprinted from the Winter 1990 issue of  Independent School. 

 The Newer White Consciousness TCNJ's Dr. Michael Robertson introduces the concept of white privilege in this 1997 unbound article. "Suddenly white Americans are conscious of their whiteness. And for most whites, like my student, that whiteness is tied to a
sense of victimization...." 
The article includes links to a several related sites, including Peggy McIntosh's list of the daily effects of white privilege. However, the Peggy McIntosh listing below is more comprehensive.
 PBS Skin Deep Home Page  SKIN DEEP is a tale of the complexities of race relations in America today, as experienced by a diverse but strikingly candid group of college students. Academy-Award nominated  producer Frances Reid chronicles these young adults' attitudes and feelings about race through interviews, scenes from campus and family life, and in a weekend retreat of interracial dialogue. Although the site is dated, it features a discussion guide, a quiz, a message board and many useful links.
A Resource for Curriculum
Transformation and Scholarship 
Journal published at TCNJ, sponsored by The New Jersey Project  
Higher Education and Reducing Prejudice: Research on Cognitive Capabilities Underlying Tolerance"Research is beginning to offer preliminary evidence about the cognitive capabilities students need in diverse and increasingly interconnected environments."Researchers at two Ohio universities explore the links between educational levels and tolerance.
New Arguments for Diversifying the Curriculum: Advancing Students' Cognitive Development"In order to provide the highest quality education for today's students, we need to understand especially the ways in which multicultural courses support cognitive, and not just moral or social, development in students. I suggest that the actual thought practices provoked and unleashed by multicultural teaching can be seen as instantiations of deeper cognitive mechanisms."The author,Hans Herbert Kögler, basis his argument upon developments in multicultural pedagogy, as well as developments in cognitive psychology.
Thin Ice: Stereotype Threat and Black College Students "Our research bears a practical message: even though the stereotypes held by the larger society may be difficult to change, it is possible to create niches in which negative stereotypes are not felt to apply. ...[F]or the greatest portion of black students...the degree of racial trust they feel in their campus life...may be the key to their success." This Atlantic Monthly article reports on empirical research by Stanford University social psychologist Claude Steele and his colleagues.
Race in Science Documents, syllabi, bibliographies and links on a range of topics, including: eugenics, the human genome diversity project, cultural aspects of medical diagnoses, treatment and research, etc. Compiled and edited by faculty and staff at MIT.
Significant Differences:The construction of knowledge, objectivity and dominance Donna M. Hughes

Women's Studies International Forum, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 396-406, 1995.
Argues that, "The scientific method is a tool for the construction and justification of dominance and
exploitation in the world. It also enables the creation of replicable information and explanations of the natural and social world. Recognizing these dual functions is crucial to understanding how the scientific method is used to provide increasingly broad and in-depth
understandings of the world and to explain and create stratifications within the world...." 
 Racial Legacies and Learning  Building on its national diversity initiative "American Commitments:                    Diversity, Democracy and Liberal Learning," in 1998 the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) launched Racial Legacies and Learning: An American Dialogue, a national project to foster campus/community discussion while
addressing issues of racism and visions to "Build One America."  Sponsored by the Ford Foundation and designed to support the President's Initiative on Race (PIR), the project began with a Campus Week of Dialogue on Race. Sixty-five participating institutions formed community partnerships with community leaders and civil rights groups to discuss America's racial legacies in areas ranging from urban development, school reform, and religion to race relations in corporate America.
AAC&U Statement of Mission, 1997

The mission of the Association of American Colleges and        Universities is to make the aims of liberal learning a vigorous and          constant influence on institutional purpose and educational practice in higher education. 

 Network of Educators for the Americas NECA is a Washington,
DC-based not-for-profit
organization that promotes
peace, justice, and human rights nationwide through critical, anti-racist, multicultural education. 
(From the NECA website)
Includes links, reports and articles on racial disparities in juvenile justice, prison activism, and the racial politics of public education, among other topics. Also, there are links to a variety of alternative media sources for international human rights news.
 Don't Believe the Hype Quiz This quiz is based on information published in Farai Chideya's stereotype-shattering 1995 book, Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural  Misinformation About African-Americans (Plume Penguin), which is now in its eighth printing. Using statistics, she systematically undercuts the argument that African-Americans are at the root of problems like crime, welfare and drugs. 

In 1999, William Morrow published her second book, The Color of Our Future. From an Indian reservation to South Central L.A., the 99% white heartland to multi-racial Southern California, Chideya interviews and analyzes the lives of today's diverse  teens and twenty-somethings.

Excerpts from both books are available on the site.

Farai Chideya is a journalist and author.  In 1997, Newsweek named her to its Century Club" of 100 people to watch. Chideya is the anchor of "Pure Oxygen," a prime time show on Oxygen, a new women's network started by Oprah Winfrey, Gerry Laybourne and Marcy Carsey. From 1997-1999, Chideya was an ABC News correspondent covering a range of issues from youth to race to politics. In 1996 Chideya spent the Presidential election season as a CNN Political Analyst and was named to the New York Daily News' "Dream Team" of political reporters and commentators.
(all information adapted from Chideya's website.)
 Implicit Association Test It is well known that people don't always 'speak their minds', and it is suspected that      people don't always 'know their minds'. Understanding such divergences is important to scientific psychology. This web site presents a new method that demonstrates                 public-private and conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has  been possible with previous methods. It also displays the method in a do-it-yourself         demonstration form. This new method is called the Implicit Association Test, or IAT for
This is a joint venture between scientists at the University of Washington and Yale University. The site allows participants to measure their unconscious attitudes with regard to race, gender, age and presidential politics. Extensive information is provided with regard to the scientific methods and research on which the tests are based.
(from the IAT website)
 Race and Ethnicity Online This is "the online home of the SECTION ON RACE, ETHNICITY AND POLITICS of the American Political Science Association. At this site you'll find resources for teaching and research, including directories of scholars and publishers, an e-mail discussion list, book recommendations, selected links to other         websites, sample syllabi, APSA conference information, and much more. (from the website) Directory of Race Relations Discussion Groups  Extensive Links on  history, immigration, current events, race relations in other countries, multiculturalism, etc. Guide: Kimberly Hohman
 Sociology: A Brief Introduction On this site you will find the following features:  About - a section providing more in-depth information about these texts and the Longman
sociology team. 
Chapter Guides - a section providing chapter-by-chapter summaries, learning objectives, visuals, links and practice tests. 
Links - key internet sites organized around the text chapters. 
Visuals - a section providing key figures and graphics from the text. 
Practice Test Questions - Multiple choice questions for each chapter. 
Glossary - key terms for each chapter. 
Beyond the Book - original articles written by Alex Thio, providing a sociological perspective on today's issues and events. 
Invaluable resource, particularly for non-sociologists, for those who want to discuss privilege systems in the classroom. This sample visual, Disparity Between Blacks and Whites , illustrates the usefulness of the site.
 The National Hate Test Special "Welcome to The National Hate Test Special. Here you will find 16 possible scenarios that will ask you to examine your own prejudices and think about your personal values concerning topics related to race, religion, disabilities and sexual orientation." (from the website) This site isn't as challenging or intellectually rigorous as some of the others. However, there is real audio recording of the special which has people of different backgrounds discussing the questions on the test, as well as survey results.
 Three decades after King, a Report Card "Today, after considerable strides in meeting that challenge, psychologists have discovered that the study of prejudice, rather than getting easier, has become more complex. Compared with the open bigotry that still existed
in the late 1960s, the white resistance that King mentioned now operates in subtler, even unintentional ways, scientists say. " (website)
From the American Psychological Association newsletter on the web.
Densho: The Japanese-American Legacy Project The mission of the Densho Project is to
document the Japanese-American experience using state-of-the-art technology and to create
educational resources as a way to expand awareness of our country's diverse history. 
The Densho Project Archive brings history into the next century by capturing the sights, sounds, and
stories of one community in a fully searchable digital archive. This "library in a computer" preserves the history of Japanese Americans in two collections: (1)Visual Histories-digitally videotaped interviews, and (2)Photographs and Documents-images of the past, rare
documents, and other primary source materials.
African Native Americans: We are Still Here Photo exhibit from the Newman Library at Baruch An aspect of multiracial identity that is not often considered. 

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