"Race and Colorism in Education offers bold multidisciplinary interrogations into discriminatory issues of skin color and the dehumanizing impact of these issues on the educational experiences of Black, Latina/o, and other students perceived as ‘non-white.’ These collective insights are especially salient and timely, given the destructive climate of racialization that tenaciously persists across the United States and its corrupting influences on the psyche of the nation."
--Antonia Darder, Leavey Endowed Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University, USA
Race and Colorism in Education addresses a fundamental void in the literature and adds to the complex understandings of race and inequality in society. As a teacher and teacher educator, I have witnessed colleagues, classroom teachers, and administrators grapple with the seldom studied constructs that underlie the issue of colorism; without the language and grounding to intelligently and thoughtfully consider the implications, the nuance is lost. This book is relevant and well-timed to contribute to the national conversation regarding the heightened tensions and incidents surrounding race, phenotype, and skin tone. Carla R. Monroe and colleagues have provided a powerful tool to support the work of civic leaders, educators, and scholars alike in setting the foundation for authentic, meaningful, and challenging discourse necessary for movement and transformation.
--Kimberly A. White-Smith, Dean of LaFetra College of Education, University of La Verne, USA
Carla R. Monroe is a former research scientist at the University of Georgia, USA.