The case of Paul Gorski..
Racial and Gender Identity Development in White Male
Multicultural Educators and Facilitators:
Toward Individual Processes of Self-development
by Paul Gorski
University of Virginia
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Paul C. Gorski
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
I am a white male multicultural awareness facilitator.
As such, I facilitate activities and discussions focused on
multicultural issues and identifiers including race,
ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class,
ability status, and religion. In these forums, I request
that individuals describe from their personal experience
what it means to be "female," "Jewish," "Latino," or other
identification descriptors. It is through facilitating the
exchange of these experiences and perspectives and
advocating for the introspective process of exploring them
that I work to build an atmosphere conducive to
introspection, self-development, and increased awareness of
a discussion's participants.