Introduction: Critical Race Theory and Education: Singing a “New” Song

Adrienne Denise Dixson, Celia K Rousseau-Anderson

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The goal of this chapter goal is to map critical race theory (CRT) scholarship in education over the past decade and draw this map with respect to larger conceptual categories of the scholarship on CRT, primarily focusing on the ideas applied from CRT in legal studies. The chapter focuses primarily on the past 10 years and creates “spatial” markers based on the view of significant features in the literature. Some of these markers are whiteness as property, counternarrative, and interest convergence. Others are newly-represented such as microaggressions, intersectionality, and research methods. From the perspective of far too many students of color in schools, we are STILL not saved. While the chapter outlines several recommendations for CRT scholarship to move forward, perhaps the most important recommendation is to collectively seek to ensure that CRT becomes more than an intellectual movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Race Theory in Education
Subtitle of host publicationAll God’s Children Got a Song
EditorsAdrienne D Dixson, Celia K Rousseau Anderson, Jamel K Donnor
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781315709796
ISBN (Print)9781138891142, 9781138891159
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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