Race, Racism, and Multiraciality in American Education

Posted in Books, Campus Life, Media Archive, Monographs, Teaching Resources, United States on 2011-09-08 01:46Z by Steven

Race, Racism, and Multiraciality in American Education

Academica Press
504 pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Paper ISBN: 1-933146-27-3

Christopher Knaus, Associate Professor of Education
California State University, East Bay

This research monograph analyses and describes how multiracial undergraduates have come to think about race and racism. The work begins with an overview of the problem of race and racism in education, then discusses the way in which race is typically construed along a continuum of mono-racial thinking( a surprisingly inept conceptualization given the increasing birth rates of mixed or multiracial school populations). The text is then split into seven distinct case studies based on individuals with multiracial, multicultural and ambiguous racial identities and their K-12 experience. Since this work is part of a growing field of research that incorporates a critical analysis of race and racial identity theory it also moves the discussion into areas of multiracial experience and concludes with analysis of higher education’s role in developing awareness of the dynamics and suggestions for practioners in helping the student navigate the question “ What are you?” in a society so long divided along traditional color lines.

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