Critical Race Theory (CRT) is an international movement of scholars working across multiple disciplines; some of the most dynamic and challenging CRT takes place in Education. This collection brings together some of the most exciting and influential CRT in Education.
CRT scholars examine the race-specific patterns of privilege and exclusion that go largely unremarked in mainstream debates. The contributions in this book cover the roots of the movement, the early battles that shaped CRT, and key ideas and controversies, such as: the problem of color-blindness, racial microaggressions, the necessity for activism, how particular cultures are rejected in the mainstream, and how racism shapes the day-to-day routines of schooling and politics.
Of interest to academics, students and policymakers, this collection shows how racism operates in numerous hidden ways and demonstrates how CRT challenges the taken-for-granted assumptions that shape educational policy and practice. The chapters in this book were originally published in the following journals: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education; Race Ethnicity and Education; Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education; Critical Studies in Education.
Table of Contents
0. Introduction David Gillborn & Laurence Parker 1. Just What is Critical Race Theory and What's It Doing in a Nice Field Like Education? Gloria Ladson-Billings 2. 'Race is Race Ain't': An exploration of the Utility of Critical Race Theory in Qualitative Research in Education Laurence Parker 3. Forging Community in Race and Class: Critical Race Theory and the Quest for Social Justice in Education David Stovall 4. Towards an Interest‐Convergence in the Education of African‐American Football Student Athletes in Major College Sports Jamel K. Donnor 5. Interest-Divergence and the Colour of Cutbacks: Race, Recession and the Undeclared War on Black Children David Gillborn 6. “I don't think I'm a racist”: Critical Race Theory, Teacher Attitudes, and Structural Racism Sabina E. Vaught & Angelina E. Castagno 7. Whose Culture has Capital? A Critical Race Theory Discussion of Community Cultural Wealth Tara J. Yosso 8. Racial Microaggressions as a Tool for Critical Race Research Lindsay Pérez Huber & Daniel G. Solorzano 9. Against the Politics of Desperation: Educational Justice, Critical Race Theory, and Chicago School Reform David Stovall 10. You Can't Erase Race! Using CRT to Explain the presence of Race and Racism in Majority White Suburban Schools Thandeka K. Chapman 11. Pedagogy of Fear: Toward a Fanonian Theory of ‘Safety’ in Race Dialogue Zeus Leonardo & Ronald K. Porter
Laurence Parker is Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy, and Associate Dean of the Honors College, University of Utah, USA.
David Gillborn is Professor of Critical Race Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE), University of Birmingham, UK.