ERIC Number: EJ1087482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Histories of Colorism and Implications for Education
Keith, Verna M.; Monroe, Carla R.
Theory Into Practice, v55 n1 p4-10 2016
In this article, we consider how colorist ideologies and practices unsettle arguments that celebrate racial gains in education, particularly as related to divides that have narrowed since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Although outcomes based on race may document some general paths of improvement, progress and success can be appreciably uneven across people who are the same race. Even though skin tone is a linchpin of intraracial disparities, connections between colorism and educational outcomes are underappreciated. A brief consideration of how color-based advantages and disadvantages may affect African-, Latino/a-, and Asian-descended groups is provided to heighten educators' awareness of the problem.
Descriptors: Race, Racial Identification, Minority Group Students, Social Attitudes, Opportunities, Context Effect, Advantaged, Disadvantaged, Racial Discrimination, Educational Practices, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asians
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