Corporate Courses

EDCT 5569: Teaching White: Exploring How Race Influences Relationship

Unconscious bias and stereotyping affect all of our relationships. The impact between teachers and students, teachers and parents, and teachers and other educators shapes the educational landscape in profound ways. The need for teachers, who are at the center of these relationships, to recognize their unconscious bias is critical to the success of students of color and to closing the achievement gap. Teaching White provides a strategic roadmap for educators to uncover their own bias, define or redefine their racial and ethnic identity, investigate the ways that school rewards some students but not others, and begin to form a personal plan of action to interrupt the predictable disproportionality in outcomes for students of colors.

EDCT 5617: Thriving in America as an Ethnically and Racially Conscious Person

Often people cannot distinguish between race, racial identity and ethnicity. In this course, we explore the path toward race and ethnic identity development. We also provide students with the tools and skills to understand how to develop a positive racial identity. Students are provided with an opportunity to learn about what it means to be a Black man in America and how to identify and classify racial stereotypes.

EDCT 5570: White, Not Racist and Guilt Free

When most people talk about race and ethnicity, they are, typically, discussing non-white people. Often white people do not see themselves as a group, but as distinct individuals. They may define themselves ethnically but not racially. In White, Not Racist, and Guilt Free, we provide a healthy and supporting strategy for white people to discover, embrace, and understand themselves as racial beings.

EDCT 5618 – Book Study: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis

The online book studies are offered to anyone who has a sincere interest to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the systemic issues that plague the USA around race, class and marginalized groups and who care deeply about social justice. Each book study addresses current issues in society and allow opportunities for participants to reflect, discuss and hear multiple perspectives that can lead to greater understanding and empathy. In Hillbilly Elegy we explore a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

EDCT 5619 – Book Study: The New Jim Crow

The online book studies are offered to anyone who has a sincere interest to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the systemic issues that plague the USA around race, class and marginalized groups and who care deeply about social justice. Each book study addresses current issues in society and allow opportunities for participants to reflect, discuss and hear multiple perspectives that can lead to greater understanding and empathy. In this book study participants will explore the work of legal scholar Michelle Alexander that focuses on the targeting of black men in the US legal system. Specifically looking at how through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness.