white educator's guide to equity (2023)
Authored by Jeramy Wallace and Jeremiah Sims, this book is the second book in the Peter Lang series titled, Educational Equity in Community Colleges, which centers theory and practice in enacting educational equity, and, ultimately, educational justice at the administrative, institutional/programmatic, governance, and pedagogical levels of community colleges and other institutions of higher learning.
To guide, in verb form, is defined as the act of “showing or indicating the way to; directing or having an influence on the course of an action.” Sims and Wallace's goal is to present a cogent and compelling argument that rests on a kind of justice-centered, syllogistic reasoning. Our primary premise is this: we have to do something different if we hope to positively impact poor ethnoracially minoritized students of color (PERMSC); and we have to do it starting right now. If we stand pat, if we remain on the fence, PERMSC will continue to suffer, disproportionately, and they will continue to, disproportionately, fall short of reaching their fullest potential due to macrostructural/institutionalized bulwarks of inequity that have become institutionalized on our campuses.
minding the obligation gap