Unpacking the ‘colorblind approach’: accusations of racism at a friendly, mixed-race school

  title={Unpacking the ‘colorblind approach’: accusations of racism at a friendly, mixed-race school},
  author={Marianne Modica},
  journal={Race Ethnicity and Education},
  pages={396 - 418}
The desire to ignore race in favor of a ‘colorblind’ approach has so permeated the cultural ethos of the US, that many whites, teachers included, fear that talking about race in any capacity leaves them open to accusations of racism. As a result, race has become a taboo subject in many US classrooms. This article explores the implications of the colorblind approach in the lives of students and teachers at a suburban, mixed-race high school. In spite of the friendly environment at the school… 

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