INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL POLICIES, Vol 5, No 1 (2011)

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Review of Critical race theory matters: Education and ideology

Nicholas D. Hartlep

Abstract


Many people in America believe that the United States has entered a "post-racial" era since its citizens have elected their first African American President. However, after reading this book, you quickly learn that this "post-racial" rhetoric clamor is simply racist doublespeak. Believing that Obama's election ushered America into a post-racial era is preposterous and merely "colorblindness" in a newer but simpler form. Many readers of International Journal of Educational Policies will enjoy and profit from reading this introductory book on critical race theory (CRT). Why? Because critical race theory is something that is not just confined to the United States, but has become widely used on a global scale: in Australia (McDonald, 2003), Canada (Aylward, 1999), and the United Kingdom (Gillborn, 2008).    

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