Is Everyone Really Equal?
An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education
Özlem Sensoy Robin DiAngelo James A. Banks
Teachers College Press
This is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education.
Based on the authors’ extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the book addresses the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. This comprehensive resource includes new features such as a chapter on intersectionality and classism; discussion of contemporary activism (Black Lives Matter, Occupy, and Idle No More); material on White Settler societies and colonialism; pedagogical supports related to “common social patterns” and “vocabulary to practice using”; and extensive updates throughout.
Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, Is Everyone Really Equal? is a detailed and engaging textbook and professional development resource presenting the key concepts in social justice education. The text includes many user-friendly features, examples, and vignettes to not just define but illustrate the concepts.
- Definition Boxes that define key terms.
- Stop Boxes to remind readers of previously explained ideas.
- Perspective Check Boxes to draw attention to alternative standpoints.
- Discussion Questions and Extension Activities for using the book in a class, workshop, or study group.
- A Glossary of terms and guide to language use.
Özlem Sensoy is associate professor in the faculty of education at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Robin DiAngelo is lecturer in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, Seattle, United States.