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Training for colour-blindness: white racial socialisation

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Bartoli, E; Michael, A; Bentley-Edwards, KL; Stevenson, HC; Shor, RE; McClain, SE
Published in: Whiteness and Education
January 1, 2016

Racial socialisation describes the mechanisms by which youth acquire concepts of race and racism. The field addressing racial dynamics in the United States has primarily focused on the racial socialisation of youth of colour, generally regarding White racial socialisation as superfluous for White people, and therefore mostly absent in White families. The current study used qualitative methods to investigate the racial socialisation practices of White parents of White children; we conducted 36 in-depth interviews with 13 White families (parent/s and a teen child). Parents and teens were asked about their beliefs about race and how racial issues were addressed in the family. The results show that White youth received clear messages around colour-blindness attitudes and behaviours, and that their parents were intentional in conveying such messages. The authors discuss the implications of the fact that racial socialisation practices within White families are both pervasive and systematic.

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Whiteness and Education

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2379-3414

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2379-3406

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January 1, 2016

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Bartoli, E., Michael, A., Bentley-Edwards, K. L., Stevenson, H. C., Shor, R. E., & McClain, S. E. (2016). Training for colour-blindness: white racial socialisation. Whiteness and Education, 1(2), 125–136. https://doi.org/10.1080/23793406.2016.1260634
Bartoli, E., A. Michael, K. L. Bentley-Edwards, H. C. Stevenson, R. E. Shor, and S. E. McClain. “Training for colour-blindness: white racial socialisation.” Whiteness and Education 1, no. 2 (January 1, 2016): 125–36. https://doi.org/10.1080/23793406.2016.1260634.
Bartoli E, Michael A, Bentley-Edwards KL, Stevenson HC, Shor RE, McClain SE. Training for colour-blindness: white racial socialisation. Whiteness and Education. 2016 Jan 1;1(2):125–36.
Bartoli, E., et al. “Training for colour-blindness: white racial socialisation.” Whiteness and Education, vol. 1, no. 2, Jan. 2016, pp. 125–36. Scopus, doi:10.1080/23793406.2016.1260634.
Bartoli E, Michael A, Bentley-Edwards KL, Stevenson HC, Shor RE, McClain SE. Training for colour-blindness: white racial socialisation. Whiteness and Education. 2016 Jan 1;1(2):125–136.

Published In

Whiteness and Education

DOI

EISSN

2379-3414

ISSN

2379-3406

Publication Date

January 1, 2016

Volume

1

Issue

2

Start / End Page

125 / 136