• 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 II: Exposing the Flaws in the Dominant Narrative
Finding Your Way out of the Fog of Privilege
Fogs are interesting phenomena. They have personalities, character, and peculiarities. Some are dense, somber, and seemingly impenetrable, a gauzy iron wall separating those inside the fog from the world on the other side. Others are ephemeral, fluid, and fickle, swirling hither and yon guided by a puff of wind or altered by a change in elevation or transformed by a shift in direction.
They come and go at will, they cannot be avoided, and they can be dangerous. Ask hikers, skiers, and drivers who have ever been caught in a fog. Fogs can blind us, disorient us, and hold us in place. ...