ERIC Number: EJ1135862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
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Analyzing the Intersections of Race and Class: An Essay Review of Nicola Rollock, David Gillborn, Carol Vincent, and Stephen J. Ball's "The Colour of Class: The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Class" (New York, NY: Routledge, 2015, pp. 201. ISBN: 978-0-415-80982-5)
Apple, Michael W.
Educational Policy, v31 n3 p404-412 May 2017
In England, we might say that "the Empire has come home." This means that while racism and the processes of racialization are indeed extraordinarily powerful, there will not only be strong similarities between say the United States and England but also significant differences in how these things play out both now and in the past. This is one of the reasons that "The Colour of Class" is important reading for U.S. researchers. What "The Colour of Class" gives us is a creative rearticulation and use of theories that when put together illuminate how race and class interact. In the process, it simultaneously presents us with a much more detailed and clear understanding of how the Black middle class creatively uses its various resources, and works assiduously to gain legitimacy for the resources it possesses, as it creatively seeks in education and the larger society to "make its own history in conditions it hasn't chosen."
Descriptors: Race, Social Class, Educational Strategies, Blacks, Black Studies, Middle Class, Cultural Pluralism, Politics of Education, Ethnicity, Social Justice, Educational Practices, African American Education
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