“Be Real Black for Me”: Imagining BlackCrit in Education

Michael J. Dumas*, kihana miraya ross

*Corresponding author for this work

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The authors put forward a theorization of a Black Critical Theory, or what might be called BlackCrit, within, and in response to, Critical Race Theory, and then outline ways that BlackCrit in education helps us to more incisively analyze how the specificity of (anti)blackness matters in explaining how Black bodies become marginalized, disregarded, and disdained in schools and other spaces of education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-442
Number of pages28
JournalUrban Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


  • Urban Education
  • identity
  • race
  • racism
  • school reform
  • social

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Urban Studies


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