ERIC Number: EJ1037759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Reference Count: 102
Let's Be Critically Honest: Towards a Messier Counterstory in Critical Race Theory
Atwood, Erin; López, Gerardo R.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v27 n9 p1134-1154 2014
This paper utilizes tools of critical race theory to interrogate the racial politics of the everyday. The authors contend that this type of critical policy analysis can yield understandings of/about the world that are too often silenced or ignored altogether. This paper argues that critical race theory does not aim to tell a "truer" account of reality, but a more honest one. Therefore, critical race scholars need not ask permission--nor seek forgiveness--for their counterstories, but hold themselves accountable to communicate stories and narratives that are not only honestly critical, but critically honest.
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Policy Analysis, Personal Narratives, Political Issues, Immigrants, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Aggression
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