Professional Development Curriculum and Lesson Plans

This is the page where you can files and information related to racial identity development as well as discussions posted on the Witnessing Whiteness blog (the link to the blog is on this site’s home page).

White Teachers, Know Thyself: Improving Anti-Racist Praxis Through Racial Identity Development

This article, co-authored by myself and Jamie Utt was written for white educators and published in the journal, Urban Education. It describes 6 areas of work white teachers should undertake in order to improve our anti-racist teaching practices. The full article can be made available in pdf form by emailing See abstract here.

Professional Development Scene Studies for School Communities

This set of dialogue tools is designed to support discussions among administrators, faculty, and staff about how white privilege, internalized superiority, and unresolved emotions can negatively impact interactions and decision-making on a school campus.

These tools are still undergoing a feedback and revision process. However, they are posted for use in their advanced draft phase. Please email suggestions for improvement to


Revealing White Privilege Introduction and Scene Descriptions
This explanation and overview offers a listing of issues treated in the scenes and a sample format for group discussion.

Dialogue Scenes

Scene #1 – S.1 Inclusive Classrooms
Scene #2 – S.2 Committee Meeting on Inclusivity
Scene #3 – S.3 Multicultural Curriculum
Scene #4 – S.4 Faculty Meeting for Parent Engagement
Scene #5 – S.5 Ethnic Representations in Schools
Scene #6 – S.6 Student Evaluation
Scene #7 – S.7 Structure and Discipline

Facilitator’s Notes

Scene #1 – Inclusive Classrooms NOTES
Scene #2 – Committee Meeting on Inclusivity NOTES
Scene #3 – Multicultural Curriculum NOTES
Scene #4 – Faculty Meeting for Parent Engagement NOTES
Scene #5 – Ethnic Representations in Schools NOTES
Scene #6 – Student Evaluation NOTES
Scene #7 – Structure and Discipline NOTES

 The Daily Show Does White Privilege

Workshop Resources/Lesson Plan (Blog Post August 2013)
1. Workshop Description and Agenda
2. Facilitator’s Notes Page
3. Handout 1. Definitions Page
4. Handout 2. Participant Reflection Page
5. Handout 3. Support Document LA Times Article

Stephen Colbert Does White Privilege

Workshop Resources/Lesson Plans (Blog Post March 2012)

1. Workshop Description and Agenda
2. Handout 1. Definitions
3. Handout 2. Examples
4. Handout 3. Participant Notes Page
5. Handout 4. Facilitator’s Notes Page
6. Handout 5. Participant Clip Evaluation Page