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Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education


by Gloria Ladson-Billings & William F. Tate IV

This article asserts that despite the salience of race in U.S. society, as a topic of scholarly inquiry, it remains untheorized. The article argues for a critical race theoretical perspective in education analogous to that of critical race theory in legal scholarship by developing three propositions: (1) race continues to be significant in the United States; (2) U.S. society is based on property rights rather than human rights; and (3) the intersection of race and property creates an analytical tool for understanding inequity. The article concludes with a look at the limitations of the current multicultural paradigm.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 1, 1995, p. 47-68
http://www.tcrecord.org/library ID Number: 1410, Date Accessed: 9/23/2014 2:17:02 AM


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