2nd Edition

Critical Race Theory in Education All God's Children Got a Song

    218 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    218 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Appropriate for both students curious about Critical Race Theory (CRT) and established scholars, Critical Race Theory in Education is a valuable guide to how this theoretical lens can help better understand and seek solutions to educational inequity. While CRT has been established as a vital theoretical framework for understanding the ways race-neutral policies and laws sustain and promote racial inequity, questions around how to engage and use CRT remain. This second edition of Critical Race Theory in Education evaluates the role of CRT in the field of higher education, answering important questions about how we should understand and account for racial disparities in our school systems. Parts I and II trace the roots of CRT from the legal scholarship in which it originated to the educational discourse in which it now resides. A much-anticipated Part III examines contemporary issues in racial discourse and offers all-important practical methods for adopting CRT in the classroom.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword: Ladson-Billings (2006)

    Introduction (2016)

    PART I: Critical Race Theory and Education in Context

    1 Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education

    Gloria Ladson-Billings & William F. Tate IV

    2 And We Are STILL Not Saved: 20 Years of Critical Race Theory in Education

    Adrienne D. Dixson & Celia Rousseau Anderson

    PART II: Key Writings on Critical Race Theory in Education

    3 The First Day of School: A CRT Story

    Adrienne D. Dixson & Celia Rousseau Anderson

    4 Critical Race Ethnography in Education: Narrative, Inequality, and the Problem of Epistemology

    Garrett Albert Duncan

    5 Critical Race Theory beyond North America: Toward a Trans-Atlantic Dialogue on Racism and Antiracism in Educational Theory and Praxis

    David Gillborn

    6 Whose Culture Has Capital? A Critical Race Theory Discussion of Community Cultural Wealth

    Tara J. Yosso

    7 Ethics, Engineering, and the Challenge of Racial Reform in Education

    William F. Tate IV

    PART III: Critical Race Theory at 20 Years: A Focus on Higher Education

    8 Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin and the New White Nationalism

    Jamel K. Donnor

    9 The New Racial Preferences: Rethinking Racial Projects

    Devon W. Carbado & Cheryl I. Harris

    10 Beyond the ‘Tenets’: Reconsidering Critical Race Theory in Higher Education


    Lorenzo DuBois Baber


    Adrienne D. Dixson is Associate Professor of Critical Race Theory and Education at the University of Illinois.

    Celia K. Rousseau-Anderson is Associate Professor of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership at the University of Memphis.

    Jamel K. Donnor is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the College of William and Mary.

    "No one can doubt that Critical Race Theory has changed, if not transformed, educational research. In its second edition, Critical Race Theory in Education has been central part of that shift. It is required reading for scholars devoted to a critical understanding of race, education, and justice. Dixson, Anderson, Donnor, and their collective deserve more than our appreciation. They deserve our deepest gratitude for keeping our eyes on the prize." – Zeus Leonardo, University of California, Berkeley.

    "The editors of this book have masterfully compiled some of the most compelling scholarship on Critical Race Theory (CRT) in education. The chapters in this book will be of tremendous value to those new to CRT and interested in its origins in education. Individuals familiar with critical race scholarship in education will appreciate the updated information in this book, particularly the inclusion of perspectives situated within postsecondary contexts. This book is a must-have for anyone committed to CRT as both a body of knowledge and a movement for racial justice in education." – Lori Patton Davis