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  • Whether a racial minority or majority at their school, white teachers struggle with race relations

    Education professor Jennifer L. Nelson

    In a study of white teachers’ sense of belongingness at their schools, education professor Jennifer L. Nelson found that these teachers were often ill-equipped for discussions about racial issues with Black colleagues and students because they had little prior experience thinking about or confronting race in their family, educational and previous work environments. 

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Jennifer Nelson, call 217-333-0807; email


    The paper “How white workers navigate racial difference in the workplace: Social-emotional processes and the role of workplace racial composition” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/07308884231176833