ERIC Number: EJ1167378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
"What's Going On?": A Critical Race Theory Perspective on Black Lives Matter and Activism in Education
Dixson, Adrienne D.
Urban Education, v53 n2 p231-247 Feb 2018
This article explores activism, education, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Using critical race theory (CRT), I analyze what this emergence of primarily youth-led activism means in the context of decades of neoliberal education reform. I raise specific questions about how youth-led activism, which has its genesis in and is largely shaped by social media, not only reflects limited robust mainstream discourses on race but also a failure of education, particularly schools and districts that serve students of color in under-resourced urban communities, to teach about and contextualize other historical movements for justice and racial equity.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Activism, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Social Media, African American Students, Disproportionate Representation, Culturally Relevant Education, Social Justice, Urban Education, Cultural Awareness, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias, Equal Education, Social Theories, Feminism, Racial Identification
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