Contesting the Myth of a `Post Racial' Era brings together educational scholars across disciplines in higher education to reframe the discourse on race and racism in education in the Obama era and to explore structural, environmental, cultural, and political implications of race and racism in education. The volume gives explicit attention to contesting the myth of post-racialism in U.S. education by examining racial inequality across the K-16 spectrum, through examination of classroom practices, educational policies, educational research, and equity and access. Policy makers, educators, and academics with an interest in raising the achievement levels of students of color as well as access to greater opportunities will have interest in this book. It can be used for professional development at the K-12 and higher education level and for course adoption in college classrooms, particularly in programs and courses where race is an explicit area of study.
Dorinda J. Carter Andrews (Ed.D., Harvard) is an associate professor in the department of teacher education and a core faculty member of the African American and African Studies program at Michigan State University. She is a co-editor of Legacies of Brown: Multiracial Equity in American Education (2005). Franklin Tuitt (Ed.D., Harvard) is an associate professor of higher education in the Morgridge College of Education and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence at the University of Denver. Dr. Tuitt is a co-editor and contributing author of the book Race and Higher Education: Rethinking Pedagogy in Diverse College Classrooms (2003).