Three early-career scholars write across their experiences as underrepresented faculty who teach required diversity courses to future educators in a predominantly white, small, state college. The authors theorize student resistance to course material and to faculty of color teaching about race and racism in a series of tableaus of their classrooms. They examine the ways that students' tactics of avoidance, consuming the Other, and "I won't learn from you" are simultaneously ''about us and not about us," unmasking uneven assumptions about the role of diversity courses in teacher preparation programs.
Tuck, Eve; Carroll, Karanja Keita; and Smith, Michael D., "About Us and Not About Us: Theorizing Student Resistance to Learning about Race and Racism from Underrepresented Faculty" (2010). CUNY Academic Works.