Herbert Kohl



The Fire This Time: A Review of Taking It Personally: Racism in the Classroom from Kindergarten to College, with commentaries by the authors, Ann Berlak and Sekani Moyenda

The book under review describes experiences in uncovering the many layers of racism in a graduate education class. It presents a raw and direct a discussion of racism. Kohl questions the effectiveness of the authors’ “assault strategy” to get students to confront their own racism. In response to this critique, Ann Berlak and Sekani Moyenda provide two commentaries, thus building a complex dialogue on the question of how to best address racism in the classroom.

book review, race, classroom teacher training, discrimination in education — U.S., racism — study and teaching — U.S.

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 29, No. 4 (2002): 198-204