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K-20: Examining The Critical Connections Of Racism And Whiteness Within Educational Policy, Elliott N. Devore May 2013

K-20: Examining The Critical Connections Of Racism And Whiteness Within Educational Policy, Elliott N. Devore

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The author, a White gay man, utilizes a critical race theory lens to analyze historical precedents of race based educational policy as a way to further expand his understanding of the systemic nature of racism within the context of the American educational system and to make connections between his lived experiences in a low performing, high poverty public high school. Tracing policies from Plessy v. Ferguson to Gratz v. Bolinger, the author presents a historical analysis of policy to create a framework through which he analyzes and makes connections to present day affirmative action practices in higher education admission policies ...