by Sharon Vinh
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Limited and distorted
inequity and cultural
This makes it hard for
teachers to act in favor of
truly equitable education.
Definition: "Dysconsciousness is an uncritical habit of
mind (including perceptions, attitudes, assumptions, and
beliefs) that justifies inequity and exploitation by
accepting the existing order of things as given.
A form of racism that tacitly accepts
dominant White norms and
Category I - Explanations
begin and end with slavery.
Category II - Emphasis is on the
denial of equal opportunity to
Teaching social justice to
Have students analyze and reflect
on their own knowledge and
Encourage students to take a
stance against mainstream views
and practices that dominate the
school and society.
Introduce students to the
education is not neutral.