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What is the Color of Your Heart: A Humanist Approach to Diversity

Author(s): Rose M. Borunda

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2016

Pages: 366

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Explore the efforts of humanists committed to improving the lives of those less privileged in the United States.

In contrast with the capitalistically driven historical figures who have been given the lion’s share of attention in the rendering of United States history, What is the Color of Your Heart? A Humanist Approach to Diversity provides a fresh cast of historical and modern day figures whose values were rooted in humanist ideals that flourished into social justice activism.

The subjects in What is the Color of Your Heart? are white Euro-Americans who acted on behalf of people of color during the era of legal slavery, the mandated genocide of Native Americans, and the unequal status of women. Their lives not only inspire hope, but force us to question why we continue to protect and glorify those whose names resound in our history books of today.

Acts of selfless courage that changed the trajectory of this nation’s soul are fully discussed so the reader may not only consider the purpose of one’s life, but gain concrete examples of how to be an agent of change. Historical figures from Frederick Douglass to recent Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Coach C. Vivian Stringer, provide insight on how to bridge the racial reality gap. Narratives from modern day humanists provide a blueprint to healing the soul wound that has afflicted our capacity to live as a unified society. Their stories inspire hope.

The NEW Third Edition of What is the Color of Your Heart? integrates the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competences (MSJCC) to set the stage for educators using this book in the classroom setting to contextualize the assignments and measure student learning outcomes and growth.

In addition, the new edition features an additional chapter that recaps and challenges the student to apply the MSJCC competences within a socioecological model that includes intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional, community, public policy and international/global levels.

Author’s Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part I Lived Humanism
CHAPTER 1 Red-Hearted Rebels and Misfits

CHAPTER 2 Insane or Humanists?

CHAPTER 3 Call “It” what “It” is

CHAPTER 4 Who is in Your Circle?
Story Contribution
Miah McNeal

CHAPTER 5 Actions Speak (and Heal) Louder Than Words
Letter Contribution
Latasha Strawder

CHAPTER 6 Not for the Meek of Heart
Story Contribution
Dr. Lisa Romero

CHAPTER 7 “You Are My Other Me”
Story Contribution
Serey Vann

Story Contribution
Mariel Fernandez

Part II Activating Humanism—Bridging the Gap
CHAPTER 8 What is the Color of Your Heart? Personalizing Humanism

CHAPTER 9 The Mis-Education of the Euro-American Child

CHAPTER 10 Healing the Soul Wound

CHAPTER 11 Grace … Be the Eagle

CHAPTER 12 Transcendent Identity: Above the Smog Line
Contribution by Research Assistant; Nancy Padrick and Graduate Students; Emilee Hansen, Gabrielle Kolitsos, Kristen Mezger, Latasha Strawder, Cara Wilber, and Beverly Williams

CHAPTER 13 When We Care
Story Contributions: Yes You Can
Dannah Nielsen

The Digital Divide: The Emotional Cost of the Technological Revolution
Samer Batarseh

The Power of a Counselor: Jerry Black, and a Simple Button
Author Contribution

First Client: First Impact
Amanda Mangarten

A Principal Shapes His Community
Author Contribution

Spiritual Leader Moves the Circle
Author Contribution

The Abled Unlearn Ablism
Dr. Barbara Metelsky

Strength in the Face of Hospitality
Dr. Thomas Easley

Stories from Recreation Program Planning Course
Annette Moore

High School Teacher Educates Counselor
Kandy Aldana

Drama Teacher Reclaims the Stage
Courtenay Tessler

Landed in an Unexpected Land, but Found a Way to Thrive
Dr. EunMi Cho

Never Seek Validation From the Oppressor
Dr. Dana Harley

Grappling with the Unpleasant: Critical Consciousness, Racial Identity, and the Discovery of Humanist Role Models
Dr. Diane Carlson

It’s Never to Late to Advocate
Dr. Elisabeth Liles

Using the Power of Privilege to Transform and Heal in the Speech Classroom: Spitting in the Face of a Culture of Silence
Dr. Scott Kirchner

You Speak So Well For a Black Person
Dr. Lisa William-White

Mindfully Responding to Each and Every Client, Every Time
Dr. Chris Knisely

CHAPTER 14 In Relation: Developing Cross Cultural Competence

Appendix A Twelve Aspects of Culture or Ethnicity

Appendix B White Racial Identity Development Model

Appendix C People of Color Racial Identity Development Model

Appendix D Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies

Appendix E What is a Transformational Leader?

Rose M. Borunda

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