This article presents the notion of a double consciousness (DuBois, 1903/2007) that I have identified arising from my being UK born and having parents from a non-British ethnic heritage. This double consciousness can be viewed as a deprivation and a gift; an inability to see oneself except 'through the eyes of other' and at the same time being in possession of two cultural world views which provide 'redoubled comprehension' (DuBois, 1903/2007) of British society. I discuss how I see parallels in the positionings of young people in my widening participation outreach work, and particular in those students who become the first from their families to embark on university study.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race Equality|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2019|