Source: (2014) The Vermont Connection. 35:38-46.
Numerous university campuses have adopted the practice of restorative
justice to address conduct, behavior, and conflict (Karp, 2013).
Currently, restorative justice teachings and trainings implement programs
that are committed to student learning and community development,
but do not account for racial discourse. This article considers
the concept of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of 1995,
restorative justice (Davis, 2003), and community teachings (hooks,
2013). Through a principled examination of the links between
the reproduction of whiteness, colorblind approaches, and praxis,
this reflection considers race as to not reproduce racism, but more
importantly, to engage in anti-racist, social justice work. Finally, this
reflection brings a further understanding of facilitation, narrative,
and context within a higher education setting. (author’s abstract)
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