3rd Edition

Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education

    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    Critical Race Theory (CRT) is at the forefront of contemporary discussions about racism and race inequity in education and politics internationally. The emergence of CRT marked a pivotal moment in the history of racial politics within the academy and powerfully influenced the broader conversation about race and racism in the United States and beyond. Comprised of articles by some of the most prominent scholars in the field, this groundbreaking anthology is the first to pull together both the foundational writings and more recent scholarship on the cultural and racial politics of schooling. The collection offers a variety of critical perspectives on race, analysing the causes, consequences and manifestations of race, racism and inequity in schooling. Unique to this updated edition is a variety of contributions by key CRT scholars published within the last five years, including an all-new section addressing the war on CRT that followed the murder of George Floyd and international protests in support of #BlackLivesMatter. Each section concludes with a set of questions and discussion points to further engage with the issues discussed in the readings. This revised edition of a landmark publication documents the progress of the CRT movement and acts to further spur developments in education policy, critical pedagogy and social justice, making it a crucial resource for students and educators alike.

    Table of Contents

    Preface to the Third Edition

    The Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education: An Introduction

    Edward Taylor


    Part One: Critical Race Theory in Education

    1. Just What is Critical Race Theory and What’s it Doing in a Nice Field Like Education?

    Gloria Ladson-Billings

    2. Who’s Afraid of Critical Race Theory?

    Derrick A. Bell

    3. Education Policy as an Act of White Supremacy: Whiteness, Critical Race Theory and Education Reform

    David Gillborn

    Questions and Discussion Points for Part One


    Part Two: Racism and the Everyday World of Education

    4. Why is the School Basketball Team Predominantly Black?

    Carl E. James

    5. An Apartheid of Knowledge in Academia: The Struggle over the ‘Legitimate’ Knowledge of Faculty of Color

    Dolores Delgado Bernal & Octavio Villapando

    6. You Can't Erase Race! Using CRT to Explain the Presence of Race and Racism in Majority White Suburban Schools

    Thandeka K. Chapman

    Questions and Discussion Points for Part Two


    Part Three: CRT and Policy Analysis: Affirmative Action

    7. The "We’ve Done Enough" Theory of School Desegregation

    Mark V. Tushnet

    8. Critical Race Theory and Interest Convergence in the Backlash against Affirmative Action: Washington State and Initiative 200

    Edward Taylor

    9. Growing C-D-R (Cedar): Working the Intersections of Interest Convergence and Whiteness as Property in the Affirmative Action Legal Debate

    Dana N. Thompson Dorsey & Terah T. Venzant Chambers

    Questions and Discussion Points for Part Three


    Part Four: Critical Race Research Methodology in Education

    10. Critical Race Methodology: Counter- Storytelling as an Analytical Framework for Educational Research

    Daniel G. Solórzano and Tara J. Yosso

    11. QuantCrit: Education, Policy, ‘Big Data’ and Principles for a Critical Race Theory of StatisticsDavid Gillborn, Paul Warmington & Sean Demack

    12. Critical Race Theory Meets Social Science

    Devon W. Carbado and Daria Roithmayr

    Questions and Discussion Points for Part Four


    Part Five: Off-Shoot Movements

    13. Using Latina/o Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) and Racist Nativism To Explore Intersectionality in the Educational Experiences of Undocumented Chicana College Students

    Lindsay Pérez Huber

    14. Toward a Tribal Critical Race Theory in Education

    Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy

    15. Dis/ability Critical Race Studies (DisCrit): Theorizing at the Intersections of Race and Dis/ability

    Subini Ancy Annamma, David Connor and Beth Ferri

    Questions and Discussion Points for Part Five


    Part Six: Intersections: Gender, Class, and Culture

    16. Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color

    Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

    17. Ain’t I a Woman? Revisiting Intersectionality

    Avtar Brah and Ann Phoenix

    Questions and Discussion Points for Part Six


    Part Seven: Intersections: White Supremacy and White Allies

    18. The Color of Supremacy: Beyond the Discourse of ‘White Privilege’

    Zeus Leonardo

    19. Teaching White Students about Racism: The Search for Whites Allies and the Restoration of Hope

    Beverly Daniel Tatum

    Questions and Discussion Points for Part Seven


    Part Eight: Responding to Critiques of Critical Race Theory

    20. On Telling Stories in School: A Reply to Farber and Sherry

    Richard Delgado

    21. The War on Critical Race Theory

    David Theo Goldberg

    22. The Panic Over Critical Race Theory Is an Attempt to Whitewash U.S. History: Banning Discussion of Race Makes It Impossible to Discuss the Past Accurately

    Kimberlé Crenshaw

    Questions and Discussion Points for Part Eight



    23. Critical Race Theory – What It Is Not!

    Gloria Ladson-Billings





    Edward Taylor is Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

    David Gillborn is Emeritus Professor of Critical Race Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Race Ethnicity and Education.

    Gloria Ladson-Billings is President of the National Academy of Education and the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Praise for the previous edition:

    "This collection details well all of the ways that an intellectual movement has moved beyond its adolescence while still remaining true to its core principles and values. In covering ground from Affirmative Action to DisCrit to the intersections between white supremacy and white allies, the second edition of this reader demonstrates how CRT’s most substantive insights and exciting research are taking place in education policy and law."

    --Tom I. Romero, II J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Inclusive Excellence Research and Curricular Initiatives, University of Denver 

    " Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education is a comprehensive text that smartly includes both the germinal legal literature in CRT and education. The selection of articles covers a range of topics and themes that shows not only the breadth of scholarly productivity, but also the depth of the literature as it relates to racialized educational inequity. This important book will be a staple for many courses and a valuable resource for any scholar who takes the study of race and CRT seriously."

    --Adrienne D. Dixson, Associate Professor, Critical Race Theory and Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign