Blogbook Page -- What It Means To Be An Antiracist Teacher

This page organizes all the posts for my blogbook, What It Means To Be An Antiracist Teacher: Cultivating Antiracist Orientations in the Literacy Classroom. It also offers the book in a single download version (soon to come). I originally circulated/published the blogbook on this website/blog ( between Feb 21, 2021 and the present (still in progress). 

The blog posts that comprise two thirds of this blogbook are in some places different from the pdf file of the book. The posts use pictures and videos to illustrate and embellish ideas, sources, and other things. There are no illustrations, pictures, or videos embedded in the pdf file. I have tried where appropriate to preserve in the pdf file some sources and links offered in the posts by offering those sources in footnotes. 

You can also find all the blogbook posts in reverse chronological order by searching the tag "blogbook" in the labels navigation area (to the left). 

Original Posts

The posts below are in order of their posting. 

  1. Introduction to the Project
  2. What Is Race?
  3. Race As An Evolving Concept
  4. Race As An Organizing Principle
  5. The Conditions for the Concept of Race
  6. The Systems of Racial Categories
  7. Racism Is A Boat (Part 1 of 2)
  8. Racism Is A Boat (part 2 of 2)
  9. Racist Discourse . . . And The Case of the Irish
  10. Racist Discourse as a Field
  11. Anti-Asian Racist Discourse As A Long Pattern in History
  12. Racializing the Raven
  13. "Reasonable Suspicion" and Literacy Classroom
  14. An Equation for Racist Discourse
  15. Our Tacit Racist Tautologies
  16. Racism as Common Sense
  17. Racist Hegemony And the Language Choices We Make
  18. The Affordances of Racist Discourse in Literacy Classrooms
  19. No Avoiding Race and Racism
  20. Antiracism Ain't Easy
  21. Antiracism Is An Orientation
  22. Twelve Habits of Antiracist Teachers
  23. White Language Supremacy and the Golden Rule
  24. Brave Classrooms Ain't Safe Classrooms
  25. Still Resistances to Believing in White Language Supremacy
  26. The Language Race War in the Literacy Classroom
  27. The White Supremacy of Grades in the Literacy Classroom
  28. The Habits of White Language (HOWL)
  29. What's the Problem With Most Standards and Outcomes
  30. A First Look at the Common Core State Standards
  31. A First Look at the WPA Outcomes Statement 
  32. Confronting the Borderlands of the Language Race War
  33. Considering the Nature of Our Models of Good Writing
  34. Be Changing Our Standards
  35. The Circular Logic of Standardized English 
  36. Assuming White Arguments and False Binaries
  37. Logocentric Languaging Next to Kisceral-centric Languaging 
  38. The Difficulty in Avoiding White Language Supremacy in Standards
  39. Only White Men
  40. The Politics of Whiteness in the Logics of Outcomes
  41. Decolonizing Our Languaging
  42. Language Engagements in Communities
Notes page for the blogbook. 


This information and resources on this page are offered for free in order to engage language and literacy teachers of all levels in antiracist work and dialogue. The hope is that it will help raise enough money to do more substantial and ongoing antiracist work by funding the Asao and Kelly Inoue Antiracist Teaching Endowment, housed at Oregon State University. Read more about the endowment on my endowment page. Please consider donating to the endowment. Thank you for your help and engagement.