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ERIC Number: EJ940678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
The Four Personae of Racism: Educators' (Mis)Understanding of Individual vs. Systemic Racism
Young, Evelyn Y.
Urban Education, v46 n6 p1433-1460 Nov 2011
This study used CRT to engage educators in critical discourse regarding the persistence of racism in urban schooling. A combined method of action research and critical case study was employed to raise a group of educators' race consciousness through antiracist training. Findings revealed conflicting views of racism as an individual pathology vs. a systemic problem, which led to the development of four personae of racism: the conscious perpetrators, the unconscious perpetrators, the deceived perpetrators/activists, and the enlightened perpetrators/activists. The study found that the participants were largely deceived by their social activism to recognize their perpetuation of racism through their practice. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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