“White Talk Moves” in Higher Education

submitted by kwameros@augsburg.edu

Terrance Kwame-Ross, Chair and professor of the Department of Education and Peg Finders, former professor of the Department of Education have a new article published by Change, The Magazine of Higher Learning. Spaces in higher education are predominantly white, and white people tend to silence the voices of faculty and staff of color without realizing it. These “white talk moves” suppress important perspectives and voices, and prevent meaningful inclusion. We share these here as a common vocabulary for greater and greater recognition and disruption, in Higher Education, that can lead to “real” equity, equality, and quality of all voices, particularly of BIPOC in predominately White campuses and spaces. You can download a free copy of the article by clicking on the link or emailing kwameros@augsburg.edu or margaretfinders@gmail.com