This book draws on critical race theories and teachers' testimonials grounded in 20 years of teaching experiences to reveal the ways in which racial and cultural biases are embedded in school curricula, and both their intended and unintended consequences on the learning and well being of students of color. More specifically, this book examines how these biases have played a significant role in the mis-education, misrepresentation, and marginalization of African American, Native American, Latino and Asian students. But the analysis doesn't stop there. The author goes beyond the school walls to underscore how systemic racism, paired with colonialism, has impacted the lives of racially marginalized groups in both the United States and developing countries. This book uncovers these injustices and proposes alternative ways in which racism can be unschooled.
Dr. Pierre Wilbert Orelus is an Associate Professor and Director of the Teaching and Foundation program in the Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department at Fairfield University. His research interests include multicultural and anti racist education, critical race and post colonial theories in education, critical literacies, language, and gender studies. Dr. Orelus' interdisciplinary work examines ways in which race intersects with these factors to influence not only teaching practices and student learning, but also the lives of people of color. He has authored dozens of scholarly articles on these topics, and has authored and co-authored 17 books. His most recent books include Social Justice for the Oppressed: Educators and Intellectuals Speak out (Rawman and Littefield, 2017) and Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy (Routledge, 2015).
1 Tabooing talks on race and racism in schools.- 2 Decolonizing teaching for educational equity and human freedom.- 3 The effects of the colonial and apartheid school system exposed.- 4 Racism hidden in schools through smiling faces.- 5 Un-schooling racism is social justice education in other words.- 6 The savage effects of racism in schools and society continues.- 7 Youth of color living and learning in the age of racial paraonoia.