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Educated in WhitenessGood Intentions and Diversity in Schools$
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Angelina E. Castagno

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681631

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.001.0001

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Engaging Multicultural Education

Engaging Multicultural Education

Safety in Sameness or Drawing Out Difference?

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(p.47) Chapter Two Engaging Multicultural Education
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Educated in Whiteness
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Angelina E. Castagno

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.003.0003

Chapter Two examines the ways teachers at Birch and Spruce understood and engaged multicultural education as either “powerblind sameness” or “colorblind difference.” Although these framing concepts appear to be logically inconsistent with one another, educators ascribed to both simultaneously. These two frameworks of sameness and difference serve as a dual system of support for whiteness.

Keywords:   Whiteness, Educational policy and practice, Schooling, Niceness, Equity, Race, Racism, Diversity, Multicultural education, Critical race theory

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