Date of Graduation

Spring 5-22-2021

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education (IME)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Dr. Rosa Jiménez


Whiteness, White privilege, and racial inequality are pervasive in K-12 schools and universities. Recognizing that race is a human invented classification construct that has had and continues to have a direct causal effect on the historical and present inequality of the United States, White educators must reckon with their own racial identities as White people in a White supremacist society. White educators are complicit in reproducing White supremacist societal structures through K-12 schooling and in universities, thus bearing responsibility to disrupt, dismantle and rebuild a more just and equitable education system. This field project incorporates my experiences as facilitator of a learning community on Whiteness for White-identified faculty and staff at a private university in the San Francisco Bay Area. The dialogue-based series was offered to White identified faculty and staff to establish a deeper understanding of White identity in relation to BIPOC and to develop skills to confront and disrupt the impacts of Whiteness personally and professionally, and to critically examine our relationship to Whiteness while reimagining what White allyship and co-conspiracy looks like through an equity-minded framework. As an educator outside of the university, my intended goal is to modify and adapt this resource for use across a variety of educational settings including in elementary education, community organizations, and even corporate settings; everywhere where Whiteness operates and White Supremacy is enacted.