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Race talk and the conspiracy of silence : understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race

Derald Wing Sue (Author)
"Learn to talk about race openly, honestly, and productively. Most people avoid discussion of race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitably accompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict of racial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race puts an end to that dynamic by sharing strategies for smoothing conversations about race in a productive manner. A guide for facilitating and participating in difficult dialogues about race, author Derald Wing Sue - an internationally recognized expert on multiculturalism, diversity, and microaggressions - explores the characteristics, dynamics, and meaning behind discussions about race as well as the hidden "ground rules" that inhibit honest and productive dialogue. Through emotional and visceral examples, this book explains why conversations revolving around racial issues are so difficult, and provides guidelines, techniques, and advice for navigating and leading honest and forthright discussions. Readers will develop a stronger ability to build rapport with people unlike themselves, and discover how not talking about race impacts society as a whole"--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2015
Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2015
xix, 282 pages ; 24 cm
9781118958728, 9781119241980, 1118958721, 1119241987
The Characteristics, Dynamics, and Meaning of Race Talk. What is race talk?
The characteristics and dynamics of race talk
The stories we tell : white talk versus black talk
The Constraining Ground Rules for Race Talk. "The entire world's a stage!"
Color-blind means color-mute
Why is it Difficult for People of Color to Honestly Talk About Race?. "What are the consequences for saying what I mean?"
"To speak or how to speak, that is the question"
Why is it Difficult for White People to Honestly Talk About Race?. "I'm not racist!"
"I'm not white; I'm Italian!"
Race Talk and Special Group Considerations. Interracial/ interethnic race talk : difficult dialogues between groups of color
Race talk and white racial identity development : for whites only
Guidelines, Conditions, and Solutions for Having Honest Racial Dialogues. Being an agent of change : guidelines for educators, parents, and trainers
Helping people talk about race : facilitation skills for educators and trainers