⇓ Importance of text ༅ For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education  ⢨ Kindle Ebook By Christopher Emdin ⤝ ⇓ Importance of text ༅ For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education ⢨ Kindle Ebook By Christopher Emdin ⤝ From the PrefaceI have always been fascinated by the brilliant theater piece For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, by Ntozake Shange I was first drawn to this powerful work by its colorful cover, and I fell in love with it when I began to read the powerful prose As a teenager, it was the title that affected me most Seeing the word enuf in print, on the cover of a book, meant the world to me It was bold and provocativeand it comforted me to know that someone from outside the four block radius I called home knew this word Enuf and enough are very different words They have the same meaning, can be used in the same context, but each has very different significance to those who employ them Enuf sits comfortably in the subtitle of a book like For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, allowing the work to call out to those for and about whom it is written Its presence in the book title indicates that there is no political correctness, no tainting of the truth, and no hiding of what needs to be said It prepares the reader for the substance of the text In many ways, this book draws from the traditions set forth by Shange While it is neither a collection of poems and stories nor a theater piece, its intentions are similar The title works toward invoking necessary truths and offering new ways forward It is clearly intended for white folks who teach in the hood But it is also for those who work with them, hire them, whose family members are taught by them, and who themselves are being, or have been, taught by them In short, this book is for people of all colors who take a particular approach to education They may be white They may be black In all cases, they are so deeply committed to an approach to pedagogy that is Eurocentric in its form and function that the color of their skin doesnt matter When I say that their skin color doesnt matter, I am not dismissing the particular responsibilities of privileged groups in societies that disadvantage marginalized groups I am also not discounting the need to discuss race and injustice under the fallacy of equity What I am suggesting is that it is possible for people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to take on approaches to teaching that hurt youth of color Malcolm X described this phenomenon in a powerful speech about the house Negro and the field Negro in the slave South He described the black slave who toiled in the fields and the house Negro who worked in the white masters house He noted that at some point, the house Negro became so invested in the well being of the master that the masters needs and concerns took preeminence over his own needs and that of the field Negro This is the equivalent of the black educator so invested in the structure and pedagogies of the traditional school system that the needs of black and brown students become secondary to maintaining the status quo For the white educator, this investment in traditional schooling is often generational, following the beliefs of parents and grandparents with college degrees and ideas about what school should look like The point here is that there are both black and white people who can be classified as white folksin that they maintain a system that doesnt serve the needs of youth in the hood The hood is often identified as a place where dysfunction is prevalent and people need to be saved from themselves and their circumstances The hood may be urban, rural, densely or sparsely populated, but it has a number of shared characteristics that make it easy to recognize The community is often socioeconomically disadvantaged, achievement gaps are prevalent, and a very particular brand of pedagogy is normalized In these communities, and particularly in urban schools, African American and Latino youth are most hard hit by poverty and its aftereffects For example, in Atlanta, 80 percent of African American children have been reported to live in conditions of high poverty, compared with 29 percent of their Asian peers and 6 percent of their white peers In fact, the largest twenty school districts in the nation enroll 80 percent minority students, compared with 42 percent in all school districts In cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami, urban schools enroll less than 10 percent Anglo students, even though the teachers are overwhelmingly white In New York public schools, over 70 percent of high school youth are students of color, while over 80 percent of public high school teachers in the state are white While some may use these statistics to push for minority teachers, I argue that there must also be a concerted effort to improve the teaching of white teachers who are already teaching in these schools, as well as those who aspire to teach there, to challenge the white folks pedagogy that is being practiced by teachers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.The most important work of pedagogy Ive read in ten yearsDr Emdins humane, and importantly, effective practices, filled me with great hope and excitement to keep engaging with the community in which I teach.John Warner, Inside Higher EdTeaches the unlearned lesson that a hip hop peoples critical perspective must matter in order for authentic teaching and learning to take place, but importantly the book offers a bigger case for colleges to make room for other hip hop scholars.Dr Andre Perry, The Hechinger ReportDr Chris Emdininspired me to become fearless while teaching for social justice.Bryan Mooney, contributor PBS NewsHours Education LoungeAs the cries to recognize the relevance of Black lives in this country grow louderEmdins advice about how to effectively serve students people of color is a reminder that recognizing their humanity is a critical first step Diverse Issues in Higher EducationA brilliant, blistering, and bracing call to arms for those who teach and learn in urban America.Emdin reminds us that the children and young people who throng our urban schools are worthy of every attempt to sharpen their minds and prepare them for a satisfying life far beyond the classroom If youre looking for the revolutionary meaning, and imaginative transformation, of teaching for the real America, youre holding it in your hands Christopher Emdin is Jonathan Kozol with swag Michael Eric Dyson, author of The Black Presidency Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in AmericaEssential reading for all adults who work with black and brown young peopleFilled with exceptional intellectual sophistication and necessary wisdom for the future of education.Imani Perry, author of Prophets of the Hood Politics and Poetics in Hip HopA compelling and accessible road map for anyone not just white folks teaching twenty first century urban youth It also confirms Emdins reputation as one of the most important education scholars of our generation.Marc Lamont Hill, author of Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life and Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies at Morehouse CollegeThis volume is a powerful dance of teaching and art It engages both the art and science of what teachers must do to be successful with all students It is simultaneously lyrical and analytic, scientific and humanistic, a work of the heart and the mind It belongs in every teachers library Gloria Ladson Billings, the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education, University of WisconsinMadison For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and Rest of Y For Hoodand all Too is much needed antidote to traditional top down pedagogy promises radically reframe Beacon Press Lively, accessible, revelatory, landscape urban education for better a book than just white educators who teach primarily 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