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Pesquisas e Práticas Psicossociais

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MEIRELES, Jacqueline et al. White psychologists and ethnic-racial relations: searching critical training on whiteness. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2019, vol.14, n.3, pp. 1-15. ISSN 1809-8908.

This work aims to share reflections carried out in a group of studies on ethnic-racial relations, carried out by white postgraduate psychologists for a period of three semesters. The studies were motivated by the gap we identified in Psychology training regarding ethnic and racial relations. The effects of whiteness on subjective and professional formation are discussed, from three parts: 1. A brief historical reading about the social construction of the idea of ​​human races and its influence on Brazilian psychological thinking. 2. History about how Psychology was dedicated to the study of ethnic-racial relations in Brazil.A 3. Contributions of Critical Psychology in the study of whiteness. We hope that these reflections favor the construction of dialogues with professionals, teachers and researchers of Psychology on the need for training on ethnic-racial relations and, especially, the need to develop a critical whiteness to an ethical stance in professional practice.

Keywords : Psychology; Education; Whiteness; Ethnic-racial relations.

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