Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2013

Publication Title

Groupwork

Volume

23

Issue

1

Abstract

This paper describes and assesses a seven session psycho-educational group on anti-racism identity development for White European-American undergraduate students at a midwestern U.S. university. It is predicated on the premise that Whiteness can simultaneously privilege and harm White people, and that White students have the potential to become personally invested in the challenging of systematic racism. It is also based on the idea that a group structure presents an ideal format for addressing this topic. Peer support, a safe environment, and information are requisites for facilitating personal exploration of this sensitive subject. A group model for addressing this topic is presented and assessed. Key considerations, essential elements, strengths and weaknesses, suggestions for replication and further research are discussed.

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Author Posting. © Whiting and Birch, 2013. This article is posted here by permission of Whiting and Birch for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Groupwork, Volume 23, Issue 1, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1921/1401230102

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