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C&I Diversity Dialogues: Bryan Davis

"How do White High School Administrators Make Meaning of their Whiteness?"

Davis discusses how white high school administrators make meaning of their whiteness through interactions with students of color and staff of color; offers examples of racism disguised as school spirit, well intended promotions invalidating race as an issue in school, and honest conversations about race with high school students. Also: descriptions of white administrators personal and professional racial examples of confusion, perceived arrival, embarrassment, guilt and discovery.
Bryan Davis is a PhD candidate, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and assistant principal for a large high school in Green Bay Wisconsin.
Tuesday 4/13/2010
12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m.
40 Peik Hall
Diversity Dialogues: monthly gatherings sponsored by the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Each features a presentation by faculty, staff, student, or community members. Time is allotted for conversation.

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