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After Whiteness, Part Two

How many times have you seen an advertisement for an English teaching position that either implicitly or explicitly seeks a “native English speaker”? What ethnoracial background do you think the students and/or school administration expect when hiring an applicant for an English teaching job that is seeking a “native English speaker”? Is “native English speaker”…

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Leading the Dance

Many years ago, I was asked to be the advisor for the Spanish Club at my university, and I accepted with pleasure, since our club is also a departmental club. I came up with fun activities to share with the Spanish Club so we could openly promote Hispanic culture at our university and in our…

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“Who You Be?”: Welcoming in the Language of Critical Love

View the first installment, Dismantling Racism: Working from the Inside Out, here View the second installment, The Weaponization of English, here View essential resource for school leaders, And Justice for ELs here View the fourth installment, Questions to Ask Ourselves, here View the fifth installment, Leading and Learning, hereView the sixth installment, A Voice for English Teachers in Africa, hereView…

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After Whiteness

From the canon to hiring practices to the classroom, we would be speaking about an entirely different field of English language teaching (ELT) if Whiteness were no longer centered, and although we are years of hard work away from this possibility, any calls for radical change are well served by pointing toward a possible future,…