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Colormute
By Mica Pollock

Colormute

Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School

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Colormute by Mica Pollock

Book Awards

  • Winner of AESA Critic's Choice Award 2005.
  • Winner of AERA Division B (Curriculum Studies) Outstanding Book Award 2005.

Book Description

This book considers in unprecedented detail one of the most confounding questions in American racial practice: when to speak about people in racial terms. Viewing "race talk" through the lens of a California high school and district, Colormute draws on three years of ethnographic research on everyday race labeling in education. Based on the author's experiences as a teacher as well as an anthropologist, it discusses the role race plays in everyday and policy talk about such familiar topics as discipline, achievement, curriculum reform, and educational inequality. Pollock illustrates the wide variations in the way speakers use race labels. Sometimes people use them without thinking twice; at other moments they avoid them at all costs or use them only in the description of particular situations. While a major concern of everyday race talk in schools is that racial descriptions will be inaccurate or inappropriate, Pollock demonstrates that anxiously suppressing race words (being what she terms "colormute") can also cause educators to reproduce the very racial inequities they abhor. The book assists readers in cultivating a greater understanding of the pitfalls and possibilities of everyday race talk and clarifies previously murky discussions of "colorblindness." By bridging the gap between theory and practice, Colormute will be enormously helpful in fostering ongoing conversations about dismantling racial inequality in America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691123950
ISBN-10: 0691123950
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Because of Race by Mica Pollock Because of Race, Paperback (October 2010)

Tackles a long-standing and fraught debate over racial inequalities in America's schools. This title exposes raw, real-time arguments over what inequalities of opportunity based on race in our schools look like today - and what, if anything, various Americans should do about it.

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Author Biography - Mica Pollock

Mica Pollock is Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She previously also worked in the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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