2nd Edition

Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education

ISBN 9781138491724
Published November 15, 2021 by Routledge
474 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

USD $130.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents



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

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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.