Article

Critical race theory and white racism: Is there room for white scholars in fighting racism in education?

Author / Creator
Bergerson, Amy Aldous
Part of
International journal of qualitative studies in education, 2003, Vol.16 (1), p.51-63
DOI
10.1080/0951839032000033527
Summary
  • Critical race theory (CRT) offers educational researchers a compelling way to view racism in education by centering issues of race and using counterstories to challenge dominant views in both research and practice. This article provides an overview of CRT and illuminates the dilemmas for white researchers wishing to incorporate CRT into their work. The author argues that while CRT may not be fully open to white researchers, their strategic use of CRT can help legitimize its use in fighting racism in educational settings. Building on her participation in CRT discussions in a mixed-race setting, the author suggests that white researchers must work to center race in their personal lives and work, engage in the strategic and sensitive use of CRT, and join in the effort to legitimize research that utilizes alternative methods such as CRT.

Date
2003-01-01
Publication
International journal of qualitative studies in education
Volume
16
Issue
1
Pages
51-63
Peer-reviewed
Yes (Scholarly)
Language
English
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
0951-8398
EISSN
1366-5898
DOI
10.1080/0951839032000033527

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