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Yes, We Did? Educational Equity in a New "Post-Racial" Society


by Adrienne D. Dixson — 2015

This chapter provides a critique of the post-racial discourse that emerged after the election of President Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States. Using personal narrative, I extend this critique of the post-racial within the context of a multicultural education graduate program.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 114. No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 117 Number 14, 2015, p. 171-184
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18294, Date Accessed: 2/19/2018 7:12:32 AM

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  • Adrienne Dixson
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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    ADRIENNE D. DIXSON is an associate professor of critical race theory and education in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include educational equity in urban educational contexts primarily in the urban South. Her recent publications include Researching Race in Education: Policy, Practice and Qualitative Research (Information Age Publishing, 2014) and the Handbook of Critical Race Theory and Education (Routledge, 2013).
 
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