Multicultural education and the protection of whiteness

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This article explores how teachers in one urban district understand and engage multicultural education in two very different school contexts. My data highlight how teachers' understandings of multicultural education vacillate between what I call "powerblind sameness" and "colorblind difference." In the end, I suggest that our everyday engagements with powerblind sameness and colorblind difference protect whiteness, but also that whiteness prevents us from working toward equity, justice, and democracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-128
Number of pages28
JournalAmerican Journal of Education
Volume120
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

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Multicultural education and the protection of whiteness. / Castagno, Angelina E.

In: American Journal of Education, Vol. 120, No. 1, 11.2013, p. 101-128.

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