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We've Been Post-Raced: An Examination of Negotiations Between Race, Agency, and School Structures Black Families Experience Within "Post-Racial" Schools

by Rema E Reynolds - 2015

In light of the current mainstream contention that the United States has entered a post-racial epoch with the election of the first African American president, this work posits that post-racial rhetoric obfuscates the continued racialized experiences of Black families regardless of class status.

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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. 148-170
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18293, Date Accessed: 10/22/2021 10:42:02 PM

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  • Rema Reynolds
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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    REMA REYNOLDS is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A former teacher, counselor, administrator, and parent organizer, her research is centered in urban schools serving culturally diverse students and families. Her recent article, “Is This What Educators Really Want? Transforming the Discourse on Black Fathers and Their Participation in Schools,” was published in Race Ethnicity and Education in 2013.
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