MLK 2016: Waking Up White
Debby Irving brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to grappling with it.
As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as a classroom teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she struggled to make sense of tensions she could feel but not explain in racially mixed settings.
Elephant Room Press
Biographies, Memoirs, Education, Teaching, Ethnicity
African American Studies | American Politics | Civic and Community Engagement | History of Religion | Political History | Politics and Social Change | United States History
Irving, Debby, "MLK 2016: Waking Up White" (2016). MLK Convocations. 4.