2nd Edition

Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education

Edited By Marvin Lynn, Adrienne D. Dixson Copyright 2022
    474 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    474 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This handbook illustrates how education scholars employ Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework to bring attention to issues of race and racism in education. It is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive description and analysis of the topic, from the defining conceptual principles of CRT in Law that gave shape to its radical underpinnings to the political and social implications of the field today. It is divided into six sections, covering innovations in educational research, policy and practice in both schools and in higher education, and the increasing interdisciplinary nature of critical race research. New chapters broaden the scope of theoretical lenses to include LatCrit, AsianCrit and Critical Race Feminism, as well as coverage of Discrit Studies, Research Methods, and other recent updates to the field. This handbook remains the definitive statement on the state of critical race theory in education and on its possibilities for the future.



    Marvin Lynn & Adrienne Dixson


    Marvin Lynn & Adrienne Dixson

    Section I

    Foundations of Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Theory in Education

    1 The History and Conceptual Elements of Critical Race Theory

    Kevin Brown and Darrell D. Jackson

    2 Discerning Critical Moments

    Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic

    3 Critical Race Theory—What it is Not!

    Gloria Ladson-Billings

    4 Critical Race Theory’s Intellectual Roots: My Email Epistolary with Derrick Bell

    Daniel G. Solórzano

    5 W. E. B. DuBois’ Contributions to Critical Race Studies in Education: Sociology of Education, Classical Critical Race Theory, and Proto-Critical Pedagogy

    Reiland Rabaka

    6 Scholar Activism in Critical Race Theory in Education

    Thandeka K. Chapman & James Crawford


    Intersectional Frameworks

    7 #SquadGoals: Intersectionality, Mentorship and Women of Color in the Academy

    Cecelia Suarez, Devean Owens, Jamila D. Hunter, Crystal Menzies &

    Adrienne D. Dixson

    8 Critical Race Theory Off-Shoots: Building on the Foundations of CRT and

    Emphasizing the Nuances they Offer

    José Del Real Viramontes

    9 The Inclusion and Representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in

    America’s Equity Agenda in Higher Education

    Robert T. Teranishi & Loni Bordoloi Pazich

    10 Examining Black Male Identity through a Prismed Lens: Critical Race Theory

    and the Complexities of Black Males’ Experiences

    Rema Reynolds Vassar and Tyrone C. Howard

    11 Other Kids’ Teachers: What Children of Color Learn from White Women and what this Says about Race, Whiteness, and Gender

    Zeus Leonardo & Erica Boas

    12 The Last Plantation: Toward a New Understanding of the Relationship Between Race, Major College Sports, and American Higher Education

    Jamel K. Donnor

    13 Doing Class in Critical Race Analysis in Education

    Michael J. Dumas

    14 Tribal Critical Race Theory: An Origin Story and Future Directions

    Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy

    15 "Straight, No Chaser:" An Unsung Blues

    Joyce M. McCall

    16 The Utilities of Counter Storytelling in Spotlighting Racism within Higher Education

    Chaddrick James-Gallaway & Lorenzo Baber

    17 A DisCrit Abolitionist Imaginary: CRT, DisCrit, and the Abolition of Youth Prisons

    Subini Ancy Annamma, Jamelia Morgan, and Kyalamboka Brown




    18 Blurring Boundaries:

    The Creation of Composite Characters in Critical Race Storytelling

    Cook, D.A. & Bryan, M.

    19 No Longer Just a Qualitative Methodology:

    The Rise of Critical Race Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches

    DeCuir-Gunby, J. & Dina Walker-DeVose

    20 Critical Race Quantitative Intersectionality: A Toiling Movement-Building Paradigm that Refuses to "Let the Numbers Speak for Themselves"

    Alejandro Covarrubias, Argelia Lara, Pedro Nava, and Rebeca Burciaga

    21 Confronting our own Complicity: Complexities and Tensions of a Critical Race Feminista Praxis in Higher Education during the Movement for Black Lives

    Sylvia Mendoza Aviña, Socorro Morales, Dolores Delgado Bernal, &

    Enrique Aleman, Jr.

    22 Still "Fightin’ the Devil 24/7": Context, Community, and Critical Race Praxis in


    David O. Stovall

    23 Countering They Schools: The convergence of Dead Prez and the Matrix as a method of promoting a Critical Conscious Intellectualism in the Social Justice Education Project / Tucson's Mexican American/Raza Studies Program

    Augustine F. Romero

    24 Critical Race Theory & Education History: Constructing a Race-Centered History of School Desegregation,

    ArCasia D. James-Gallaway & Adah Ward Randolph

    Section IV

    Critical Race Policy Analysis

    25 The Policy of Inequity: Using CRT to Unmask White Supremacy in Education


    David Gillborn

    26 A call to "do justice:" A CRT analysis of urban teacher preparation

    Celia Rousseau Anderson and Beverly E. Cross

    27 Critical Race Theory, Teacher Education,

    and the "New" Focus on Racial Justice

    H. Richard Milner IV, Mariah Deans Harmon and Ebony McGee

    28 Let's Be For Real: Critical Race Theory, Racial Realism, and Education Policy

    Analysis (Toward a New Paradigm)

    Kristen L. Buras

    29 A Critical Race Policy Analysis of the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Chicanos

    Brenda Guadalupe Valles and Octavio Villalpando

    30 Badges of Inferiority: The Racialization of Achievement in U.S. Education

    Sonya Douglass Horsford and Tanetha J. Grosland

    31 Racial Failure Normalized as Correlational Racism: CRT/LatCrit and the

    Educational Policy Attack against Latinx Populations

    Judith C. Pérez, Nereida Oliva, and Laurence Parker

    32 A Movement in Two Acts: Actually Existing Racism, CRT, and the Charter School


    Kevin Lawrence Henry Jr



    Marvin Lynn is Professor of Black Studies at Portland State University.

    Adrienne D. Dixson is Professor of critical race theory and education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.