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• 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

You Can’t “Un-See” What You Have Seen
6 you can’t “un-see” what you have seen

The previous chapters have been an attempt to pierce through the fog of privilege that envelops the lives of those in dominant positions in order to reveal realities beyond the dense cocoon of that privileged fog. For some, you may now see more clearly aspects of society that you previously saw but dimly: social justice, privilege, power, politics, and marginalization. For others, you may be seeing these elements for the first time. Whether more clearly focused or seen for the first time, these elements are now part of the way you see the world. As one teacher said, “You can’t un-see what you have seen.”

You could, of course, resolutely avoid ...

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