The discourse of denial: how white teacher candidates construct race, racism and ‘white privilege’

  title={The discourse of denial: how white teacher candidates construct race, racism and ‘white privilege’},
  author={R. Patrick Solomona and John. P. Portelli and Beverly-Jean Margaret Daniel and Arlene Campbell},
  journal={Race Ethnicity and Education},
  pages={147 - 169}
This qualitative study focuses on a representative sample from 200 teacher candidates' responses to Peggy McIntosh's article, ‘White privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack’. The notion and understanding of whiteness and white privilege were explored revealing several strategies that teacher candidates employed to avoid addressing whiteness and its attendant privileges in Canadian society. We analyse three primary strategies that the teacher candidates employed: ideological incongruence… Expand
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