Sponsored by the African American Educators for the Social Studies Community
Non-racism, the passive rejection of extreme racism in the form of behaviors, discourse, and ideology effectively does little to transform our collective thinking about race. In fact, it reinforces racial structures and accepts terms of racism by being passive and silent about racial knowledge. In this presentation, Dr. King proposes that social studies promote more anti-racist frameworks, which actively reject institutional and structural aspects of race and racism. Using racial pedagogical content knowledge, social studies teacher education can move past non-racism and into anti-racist pedagogical spaces.