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ERIC Number: EJ1100912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Critical Race Parenting: Understanding Scholarship/Activism in Parenting Our Children
DePouw, Christin; Matias, Cheryl
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v52 n3 p237-259 2016
Parenting is often discussed in the field of education, but frequently in terms of family or community deficiency, rather than strengths (Bonilla Silva, 2006; Few, 2007), particularly when communities of color are being examined. In this conceptual article, we advocate for the use of critical race theory (CRT) in discussions of parenting and utilize counterstorytelling to validate the lived experiences of parents like ourselves, who are critical race scholars as well as mothers of children of color. Our counterstories will be embedded throughout the discussion as a way to highlight the relationships between academic research and lived experience. Through reviews of academic research and counterstorytelling, we explain the relevance of "critical race parenting" and the ways in which the inclusion of CRT can support more historically situated, contextual, and complex engagements with the interplay between race and parenting of children of color.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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