• Written with the express purpose of filling the gap that exists between educators’ desire to address injustice and the attitudes and skill sets required to be effective in this arena. . It of helping educators to become effective allies in the struggle for educational equity and social justice. • Takes an assets-based approach by underscoring the assumption that educators are predisposed to becoming powerful allies for social justice by virtue of their dispositions, professional preparation, and role-associated standing • Includes a variety of powerful vignettes that illustrates how school environments address the myriad forms of injustice experienced by those on the margins • Includes thought provoking activities suitable for use in multiple professional learning settings
Part I: Emerging From the Fog of Privilege
The Fog Phenomenon
A fog is a complex atmospheric phenomenon formed from difference, a slight difference, as it turns out. A minor four-degrees-Fahrenheit difference between air temperature and the dew point can obliterate the sun’s rays, reduce visibility to zero, create unearthly shadows, and distort sound.
Fog is transformative. It twists reality. Despite its ephemeral quality, fog is tough. It outwits foghorns, fog lights, and radar. Fog is dangerous. It shuts down shipping lanes, airports, and highways.
Fog has a chilling effect. No amount of scientific know-how or wishful thinking can counteract its effects. Despite our best efforts, fog can envelop us, formed and maintained by conditions out of our control.
Injustice, like fog, is ...