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Racial Bias in the Classroom: Can Teachers Reach All Children?

reviewed by Zeus Leonardo - March 28, 2007

coverTitle: Racial Bias in the Classroom: Can Teachers Reach All Children?
Author(s): Darlene Leiding
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578863910, Pages: 288, Year: 2006
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In the United States, race relations are enacted daily, from mundane decisions about what to eat for lunch to grand decisions such as electing our president. Race is so omnipresent that it becomes taken for granted, even ordinary and commonsensical, especially to white Americans who rarely are forced to confront its daily vicissitudes. Leiding’s Racial Bias in the Classroom considers the issue of race and its deleterious effects in the form of bias in U.S. classrooms, claiming that “Racism is alive and well in many schools” (p. 135). In the tradition of Takaki’s Strangers from a Different Shore (1998) or A Different Mirror (1994), Leiding produces histories of, personal testimonies from, and demographic information about racial minorities. In Chapters 1-4, the author justifies the challenges confronting U.S. schools by using the frameworks of multiculturalism and linguistic diversity. In Chapters 5-11, she covers all major social groups, such as American Indians,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 28, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13962, Date Accessed: 2/25/2021 11:34:31 AM

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  • Zeus Leonardo
    California State University-Long Beach
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    ZEUS LEONARDO is Associate Professor of Social and Multicultural Foundations of Education at California State University-Long Beach. His research interests include critical social theory, critical race theory, and sociology of education. His recent publications include an edited book, Critical Pedagogy and Race, and he is currently working on the Handbook of Cultural Politics and Education.
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