ERIC Number: EJ1091106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
Racing Tradition: Catholic Schooling and the Maintenance of Boundaries
Burke, Kevin J.; Gilbert, Brian R.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v19 n3 p524-545 2016
This article seeks to add to the underdeveloped strain of inquiry on the raced social experience of students in private and parochial institutions. We examine the role Catholic schools in the city of Chicago play in the maintenance and creation of racially problematic policies, spaces, and rhetoric. The research uncovers a multitude of responses framing African American students as an exotic other in mission and action through the leveraging of liturgical, ideological, and political language and practice. Using Cultural Studies and Critical Race Theory the work seeks to create a discursive space for representation and resistance in the repositioning of dominant and sanguineous narratives about Catholic schooling both in the US and globally. We use moments when race became particularly and often painfully salient in our experiences of Catholic schooling to expose the structural and racial inequity perpetuated in establishing and enforcing racial barriers to success through religion-for-segregation educational policies.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, African American Students, Racial Attitudes, Critical Theory, Race, Equal Education, Racial Discrimination, Barriers, Case Studies, School Segregation, Educational Policy
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois