window dressing

In addition to your regular DFQ, please participate in the additional discussion board that will examine multicultural “windowdressing” or in other words images, phrases and practices that SOUND like they support diverse experiences but in reality are just a nice facade over the same old practices.  As individuals and institutions respond more publicly to the recent events it is crucial that we as culturally responsive educators call out and challenge others and our institutions to move beyond “windowdressing” or what is also known as performative whiteness

For the windowdressing discussion please post an image in schools (could be a bulletin board, meme, phrase, social media image) without comment that you feel exemplifies an outwardly positive message that may serve as no more than windowdressing or performativity. 

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