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Resources to support your learning and growth after the Examining White Identity workshop.

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If you want to continue the learning you began in the Examining White Identity workshop, this is a starting point for additional reading, watching, and action.

Getting started

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Recommended references

These are the references used to develop the Examining White Identity workshop. Click through the other tabs to find articles, videos, and websites.

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Baxter Magolda, M. B. (1997). Facilitating meaningful dialogues about race. About Campus. November/December 1997, 14-18.

Blitz, L. & Kohl, B. G. (2012). Addressing racism in the organization:  The role of White racial affinity groups in creating change.  Administration in Social Work, 36, 479-498.

Fischer, A.R., Jome, L.M., & Atkinson, D.R. (1998). Reconceptualizing Multicultural Counseling: Universal Healing Conditions in a Culturally Specific Context. The Counseling Psychologist, 26, 525-588. Available through OSU Libraries.

Freire, P. & Macedo, D. P. (1995). A dialogue: culture, language, and race. Harvard Educational Review,65(3). 377-402. Available through OSU Libraries.

Helms, J.E., (2014). A review of White racial identity theory: The sociopolitical implications of studying White racial identity in psychology.  In S. Cooper & K. Ratele (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology (pp. 12-27). London and New York:  Psychology Press.

Leung, A.K., Maddux, W.W., Galinsky, A.D., & Chiu, C. (2008). Multicultural experience enhances creativity. American Psychologist, 63(3), 169-181. Available through OSU Libraries.

McIntosh, P. (1990). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack. Independent School, 49(2), 31. Available through OSU Libraries.

Miles, J.R., & Kivlighan, D.M., Jr. (2012). Perceptions of group climate by social identity group in intergroup dialogue. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 16(3). 189-205. Available through OSU Libraries.

Reason, R.D. (2007). Rearticulating whiteness: a precursor to difficult dialogues on race. The College of Student Affairs Journal, 26(2), 127-135. Available through OSU Libraries.

Roane, D.H. (2008). The new racial dialogue: arriving at Whiteness in the age of Obama. Journal of African American Studies, 13, 184-186. Available through OSU Libraries.

Rom R.B. (1998). ‘Safe spaces’: Reflections on an educational metaphor. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 30(4), 397-408. Available through OSU Libraries.

Spanierman, L. B., Poteat, V. P., Beer, A. M., & Armstrong, P. I.  (2006).  Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites:  Exploring Patterns Through Cluster Analysis.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53 (4), 434-441.   Available through OSU Libraries.

Sparks, D. (2002). Conversations about race need to be fearless. Journal of Staff Development, 23(4), 60-64.

Stewart, D.L., & Lozano, A. (2009). Difficult dialogues at the intersections of race, culture, and religion. New Directions for Students Services, 125, 23-31. Available through OSU Libraries.

Sue, D.W., & Constantine, M.G. (2007). Racial microaggressions as instigators of difficult dialogues on race: implications for student affairs educators and students. The College Student Affairs Journal, 26(2), 136-143.

Sue, D.W., Lin, A.I., Torino, G.C., Capodilupo, C.M., & Rivera, D.P. (2009). Racial microaggressions and difficult dialogues on race in the classroom. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(2), 183-190.

Willow, R.A. (2008). Lived experience of interracial dialogue on race: Proclivity to participate. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 36, 40-51.

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