#006 – Special guest, Dr. Decoteau Irby, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joins Dr. Terrance L. Green on the podcast. Professor Green and Dr. Irby discuss some key concepts from his book “Stuck Improving: Racial Equity and School Leadership” such as Black and Brown Influential Presence and Curated White Racial Discomfort. We also talk about the difference between organizational culture and climate and what that means for doing racial equity work in schools. Finally, in this episode, we talk about the importance of breaking organizational routines as a way to dismantle white supremacy in schools.
You can learn more about Dr. Irby’s work at https://stuckimproving.com/ and at www.deakybugworks.com
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4 thoughts on “What To Do When Your Racial Equity Work Seems Stuck w/Dr. Decoteau Irby”
Enjoyed every single thought shared in this podcast, especially what was said about representation. Representation alone won’t dismantle racism. For change to happen Brown and Black leaders need to be culturally responsive.
My question to Dr. Irby is: how to we make a difference between being stuck and impatient?
Great question. Thanks for sharing.
Excellent post. I’m experiencing a few of these issues as
Thanks for the kind words. And yes, these issues are common in schools.