Anti-Racist Pedagogy Toolkit: Part 1 - Personal Reflection
Begin with personal reflection on your socialization and worldview
In “Making Commitments to Racial Justice Actionable,” Diab, Ferrel, and Godbee (2016) write that “a great deal of self-work is required on the journey of growth from articulating a commitment to racial justice to making that commitment actionable and sustainable” (20). In addition to individual self-study (“serious, processual self-reflection and a rich dialogue with the self about how we think [and] how we feel”), the authors also address doing self-work with others: “doing self-work with others involves ongoing care-full self-reflection that takes place, in part, through courageous dialogues” (32).
Personal reflection on identity, positionality, and biases represent the first step or area of exploration and understanding for most approaches to anti-racist pedagogy.