Episode 89 | What is the White Gaze? w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, Roberto and Lorena delve into the concept of the White gaze and its impact.  Lorena provides a comprehensive discussion on Toni Morrison's concept of the White gaze, which essentially sets a standard that assumes the audience is White, marginalizing lives that don't align with this perspective. The conversation touches upon how this impacts literature, politics, workplace policies, and societal beliefs. Included in this discussion are practical steps to identify and challenge the White gaze, emphasizing the importance of ongoing work to dismantle biases and view people through a fair and educated lens. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the White gaze and how to navigate its complexities.


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