ERIC Number: EJ1087513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Race and Color: Revisiting Perspectives in Black Education
Monroe, Carla R.
Theory Into Practice, v55 n1 p46-53 2016
Racial inequities, such as systematic disparities in school discipline and achievement outcomes, are a perennial characteristic of public education in the United States. Although attention to interracial chasms such as the Black-White achievement gap is common, limited efforts are devoted to understanding how and why colorism motivates imbalances within communities of color. In this article, I outline how the color complex relates to racial battles and social perspectives within the nation's educational system. Recommendations for altering problematic norms are presented.
Descriptors: Race, Black Studies, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, African American Students, Achievement Gap, Court Litigation, Social Justice, Equal Education, Disadvantaged, Racial Segregation, Educational Practices
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