Student walk out in Boston, March 2016
How is Critical Race Theory a useful frame for understanding the field of education and the existing racial disparities in education? Does CRT force us to question some of our biggest civil rights “wins” in education? How have scholars used CRT as a theoretical frame for educational research that challenges the centrality of whiteness and deficit frames in research?
Week 9 (11/1): CRT in Education
- Ladson-Billings, G. (1998). Just what is critical race theory and what’s it doing in a ‘nice’ field like education? International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 11(1), 7-24. Just_What_is_Critical_Race_Theory_and_Whats_It_Do
- Ladson-Billings, G., & Tate, W. F. (1995). Toward a critical race theory of education. Teachers college record, 97(1), 47. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/William_Tate/publication/279676094_Toward_a_Critical_Race_Theory_of_Education/links/569803e908aea2d74375dba0.pdf
- Dixson, Adrienne D., and Celia K. Rousseau. “And we are still not saved: Critical race theory in education ten years later.” Race ethnicity and education 8, no. 1 (2005): 7-27. And we are still not saved critical race theory in education ten years later
- Yosso, T. J. (2005). Whose culture has capital? A critical race theory discussion of community cultural wealth. Race ethnicity and education, 8(1), 69-91. http://www.artslb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Whose-culture-has-capital-A-critical-race-theory-discussion-of-community-cultural-wealth-Tara-Yosso.pdf
- Solorzano, D., Ceja, M., & Yosso, T. (2000). Critical race theory, racial microaggressions, and campus racial climate: The experiences of African American college students. Journal of Negro Education, 60-73. https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/RLOs/748/Critical-Race-Theory.pdf
- Harper, S. R. & Hurtado, S. (2007). Nine themes in campus racial climates and implications for institutional transformation. In S. R. Harper and L. Patton (Eds.), Responding to the Realities of Race on College Campuses, San Francisco, CA: Jossey- Bass. (New Directions in Student Services, Winter 2007, No. 120, pp. 7-24). https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/5D80BD51-996D-6AE0-B9D7668ADFEA7A31/nine_themes_in_campus_racial_climates_and_implications_for_institutional_transformation.pdf
- Solórzano, D. G. (1998) Critical race theory, race and gender microaggressions, and the experience of Chicana and Chicano scholars. Qualitative Studies in Education, 11(1),121-136. http://medschool.ucla.edu/Workfiles/Site-Counting/CRTMicroaggressChicanoScholars.pdf
- Truong, K. A., & Museus, S. D. (2012). Responding to racism and racial trauma in doctoral study: An inventory for coping and mediating relationships. Harvard Educational Review, 82(2), 226-254. https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/truong/files/Truong%20%26%20Museus%20%282012%29%20Responding%20to%20racism%20and%20racial%20trauma.pdf
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What are the ways CRT is both theory and method? How can CRT inform research? What is counter-storytelling and how can it be used to further the goals of CRT?
Week 8 (10/25): Counterstorytelling, CRT Methodologies
- Delgado Bernal, D. (2002). Critical Race Theory, Latino Critical Theory, and Critical Raced‐Gendered epistemologies: Recognizing students of color as holders and creators of knowledge. Qualitative Inquiry, 8(1), 105‐126. Delgado Bernal 2002
- Duncan, G.A. (2006). Critical Race Ethnography in Education: Narrative, Inequality and the Problem of Epistemology. In A.D. Dixson and C.K. Rousseau (Eds.) Critical Race Theory in Education: All God’s Children Got a Song. (191-212). New York: Routledge. ftp://ftp.uwc.ac.za/users/DMS/DMS%20vidComplete/CSI%20WEBSITE/CSI_SANPAD/16295807.pdf
- Solórzano, D. G. & Yosso, T. J. (2002). Critical Race Methodology: Counter-Storytelling as an analytical framework for education research. Qualitative Inquiry, 8(1), 23-44. Critical Race Methodology–Solorzano and Yosso
- Bell, D. (1992). The space traders. Faces at the bottom of the well: The permanence of racism, 175-76. http://whgbetc.com/the-space-traders.pdf
What are CRT “offshoots”? Where and why did they emerge? How do different communities take up their “Crits”? Are there potential limitations of offshoots?
Week 7 (10/18): Offshoots
You will choose four articles from the list below; you will be responsible for reporting the key tenets of your “offshoots” back to the class. Facilitators for this week will be responsible for facilitating conversations between and among the groups, while also asking broader questions of “dilution” of CRT, specificity, black-white binaries, etc.
- Misawa, Mitsunori (2012). “Social Justice Narrative Inquiry: A Queer Crit Perspective,” Adult Education Research Conference. http://newprairiepress.org/aerc/2012/papers/34
- Johnson, E. P. (2001). ” Quare” studies, or (almost) everything I know about queer studies I learned from my grandmother. Text and Performance Quarterly, 21(1), 1-25.Quare studies–Johnson 2001
- Salis Reyes, Nicole Alia. 2017. A Space for Survivance: Locating Kānaka Maoli through the Resonance and Dissonance of Critical Race Theory. Race Ethnicity and Education, (In Press). Since this text is in press, I’m unfortunately unable to share. It will be coming out in the next issue, and I’ll post then. It’s really great!
- Annamma, S. A., Connor, D., & Ferri, B. (2013). Dis/ability critical race studies (DisCrit): Theorizing at the intersections of race and dis/ability. Race Ethnicity and Education, 16(1), 1-31. DisCrit
- Lopez, I. F. H. (1998). Race, ethnicity, erasure: The salience of race to LatCrit theory. La Raza LJ, 10, 57. http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2822&context=facpubs
- Villalpando, O. (2003). Self‐segregation or self‐preservation? A critical race theory and Latina/o critical theory analysis of a study of Chicana/o college students. Qualitative Studies in Education, 16(5), 619-646. Self segregation or self preservation A critical race theory and Latina o critical theory analysis of a study of Chicana college students
- Alemán, Jr, E., & Alemán, S. M. (2010). ‘Do Latin@ interests always have to “converge” with White interests?’:(Re) claiming racial realism and interest‐convergence in critical race theory praxis. Race Ethnicity and Education, 13(1), 1-21.Do Latin interests always have to converge with White interests Re claiming racial realism and interest convergence in critical race theory praxis
- Romero, M. (2008). Crossing the immigration and race border: A Critical Race Theory approach to immigration studies. Contemporary Justice Review, 11(1), 23-37.Romero 2008–crossing the immigration and race border
This week we explore the concept of “colorblind racism” and the concept of a “postracial” society introduced after the election of President Obama. What rhetorical strategies do white folks use to distance themselves from structural racism?
Week 6 (10/11): Colorblind Racism, Myths of “postracial”
- Book: Bonilla-Silva, E. (2017). Racism without racists: Color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America. Rowman & Littlefield.
This week we examine whiteness, white privilege, white fragility, and the role of white educators and activists in Critical Race Theory scholarship. As we come to terms with the horror of the Las Vegas shooting, how do we have real conversations about the protections of whiteness?
Week 5 (10/4): Whiteness
- DiAngelo, R. (2011). White fragility. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 3(3). http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/download/249/116
- Bergerson, A. A. (2003). Critical race theory and white racism: Is there room for white scholars in fighting racism in education? Qualitative Studies in Education, 16(1), 51-63. Critical race theory and white racism Is there room for white scholars in fighting racism in education
- Leonardo, Z. (2004). The color of supremacy: Beyond the discourse of “white privilege.” Educational Philosophy and Theory, 36(2), 137-152. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2004.00057.x
- Lewis, A. E. (2004). “What group?” Studying Whites and Whiteness in the era of “colorblindness.” Sociological Theory, 22(4), 623-646. http://www.csun.edu/~snk1966/Lewis%20Whites%20and%20Whiteness%20in%20the%20Era%20of%20Color-Blindness.pdf
- Anderson, C. (August 29, 2014)“Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.” Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ferguson-wasnt-black-rage-against-copsit-was-white-rage-against-progress/2014/08/29/3055e3f4-2d75-11e4-bb9b-997ae96fad33_story.html?utm_term=.b8ce65b3ef53