This paper addresses the limitations of social justice in institutional spaces and in rhetoric. I write in the form of a quest narrative to describe the lessons I learned from a brief sojourn in a temporary position in an urban teacher education program with a social justice focus and at a nonprofit organization with other social justice workers. My quest entails a retelling of encounters with Whiteness, the challenges of engaging social justice as a process that pushes beyond conversation, and the lessons I took away from my own sense-making of the contradictions in social justice work.
Response to Article
Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo, Respect Differences? Challenging the Common Guidelines in Social Justice Education
Fujiyoshi, K. F.
Becoming a Social Justice Educator: Emerging from the Pits of Whiteness into the Light of Love. A Response to "Respect the Differences? Challenging the Common Guidelines in Social Justice Education.
Democracy and Education,
(1), Article 11.
Available at: http://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol23/iss1/11