Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education

  title={Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education},
  author={Gloria J. Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate},
  journal={Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education},
  pages={47 - 68}
This article asserts that despite the salience of race in U.S. society, as a topic of scholarly inquiry, it remains untheorized. The article argues for a critical race theoretical perspective in education analogous to that of critical race theory in legal scholarship by developing three propositions: (1) race continues to be significant in the United States; (2) U.S. society is based on property rights rather than human rights; and (3) the intersection of race and property creates an analytical… 

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