Racial literacy in a second-grade classroom: Critical race theory, whiteness studies, and literacy research
Volume: 41, Issue: 4, Pages: 462 - 495
Published: Oct 12, 2006
There is a pervasive silence in literacy research around matters of race, especially with both young people and white people. In this article we illustrate that young white children can and do talk about race, racism, and antiracism within the context of the literacy curriculum. Using a reconstructed framework for analyzing “white talk,” one that relies on literature in whiteness studies and critical race theory and draws on critical discourse...