Can White teachers teach Black Students? This is the provocative and pointed inquiry that drives the creation of White Teachers, Black Students. The twin purpose of this book is how can White teachers consistently teach and reach Black students? Hines starts the book by framing these inquiries within the historical context of race, whiteness, and white people. He then carefully draws a line from this context to the modern day white framing of White teachers' actions towards African American students. White teachers are challenged to disrupt this teaching identity for a more developed and diverse worldview regarding race. From there, Hines presents a framework for translating White racial awareness into the ultimate White racial actualization-an affirmation of the ability to facilitate Black student achievement.
Mack T. Hines III is a sought after consultant and speaker, widely known and regarded for his dynamic, down-to-earth approaches and strategies in the areas of African American student success and the incorporation of racial and cultural diversity into classrooms. Hines is also an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University.