Critical Race Theory In Education

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Comparatively, African American children are exponentially exposed to teachers who do not culturally mirror them. Various studies show that non-white students undergo a cultural mismatch of teacher to student at a higher rate than white students. The Achievement gap in standardized test scores shows a consistent and pervasive disparity between the scholastic success of African American students and that of white students. Researchers found that low expectations and racial bias are the result of indifference in teacher efficacy toward students racially unlike themselves. Scholars further agree that this apathy directly impacts student self-esteem and self-efficacy, thus provoking the theory of ethnic matching. How one identifies oneself is largely based on one 's familial and educational associations. Apart from the home, much of this socialization happens in the school environment. The schools …show more content…
Beginning as a response to conservative and reactionary attacks on civil rights gains of the mid 1970 's, Critical Race Theory emerged as a challenge to the system of white superiority in America and those that would see it unharmed (Simba, 2014). Racism is manifested through the use of race, the accumulation of influence and wealth, and ultimately the power to exclude (Bell, 1988; Delgado Bernal, 2002; Howard, 2003; Kohli, 2008; Sampson & Garrison-Wade, 2010). Even whites who lack resource or wealth are sustained in their ideal of superiority over non-whites based on the endemic socialization associated with their apparent "whiteness" (Bell, 1988). Their lack of notoriety, cultured affect or participation in society does not negate their ability to be called white, nor does it bar them from the advances or privileges that accompany such

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