Through a Glass Darkly: The Persistence of Race in Education Research & Scholarship

May. 01, 2012

Source: Educational Researcher, 41(4), p. 115-120, May, 2012.

Although education researchers understand that race is a problematic concept of spurious value, the concept persists in our research and scholarship.

Each of the social sciences that contribute to the field of education has a history of racialized understandings that make their way to both our research and practice.

Until we begin to carefully examine the way race and racialized thinking influence our work, we will continue to perpetuate destructive thinking about the capabilities of learners based on race.

Updated: Mar. 24, 2013