Race and Colorism in Education / Edition 1

Race and Colorism in Education / Edition 1

by Carla Monroe
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Race and Colorism in Education / Edition 1

As one of the first scholarly books to focus on colorism in education, this volume considers how connections between race and color may influence school-based experiences. Chapter authors question how variations in skin tone, as well as related features such as hair texture and eye color, complicate perspectives on race and they demonstrate how colorism is a form of discrimination that affects educational stakeholders, especially students, families, and professionals, across P-16 institutions. This volume provides an outline of colorism’s contemporary relevance within the United States and shares considerations for international dimensions that are linked to immigration, refugee populations, and Canada. By situating colorism in an educational context, this book offers suggestions for how educators may engage and confront this form of discrimination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138816268
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity Series
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Carla R. Monroe is a former research scientist at the University of Georgia, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part One: The Complexity of Race and Color in Education 2. Resisting Everyday Colorism in Schools: Strategies for Identifying and Interrupting the Problem that Won’t Go Away Janie Victoria Ward, Tracy L. Robinson-Wood, and Noreen Boadi 3. Thoughts on Bullying and Colorism in Black Women’s Remembered Experiences Kimberly Jade Norwood and Carla R. Monroe 4. From Colored People to Students of Color: The Complexity of Colorism in Families and Educational Institutions John L. Taylor, Suzanne Desjardin, Irene Robles-Lopez, and Charita Johnson Stubbs 5. Marked for Labor: Latina Bodies and Transnational Capital – A Marxist Feminist Critical Pedagogy Lilia D. Monzó and Peter McLaren 6. Mixed Race College Students and Colorism: Considerations for Postsecondary Institutions Paul Shang and Heather Shea Gasser 7. Multiracial College Students and Colorism: Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave C. Casey Ozaki and Laura Parson Part Two: International Perspectives on Race and Color in Education 8. Global to Local: What Influences Racial and Ethnic Identity Construction among Latino Adolescents? Edward Fergus 9. De-hue-manizing Them: Color and Acculturation among Second-generation South Asians Sailaja N. Joshi, Murali Balaji, and Pawan Deshpande 10. Following the Lamp Beside the Golden Door: Immigrant Families in Literature and Life Catherine Compton-Lilly, Suzanne Porath, and Dana Ryan 11. Colorism and the Educational Experiences of Immigrants and Refugees: Global and Local Considerations for Educators Nicole M. Monteiro and Donna Y. Ford 12. Race, Color, and Family: Exploring Possibilities of School Engagement Leanne Taylor Conclusion

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