SCET Journal 2020/2021
Race Matters »
We deny their existence, and as a result, “they lose their sense of self, purpose, identity, and hope” (Love, 2016). Denying race as a factor is the opposite of antiracist teaching. Colorblindness provides the false perception that there is equal access and opportunity for all. Teachers cannot keep using the same generic teaching skills and canonical texts that have been
grounded in Whiteness since the beginning of integra- tion. Allowing room for discussions on race and equip- ping teachers with the tools to engage students in culturally relevant pedagogy are sure ways to begin to dismantle inequity in education and close the achieve- ment gap. Until justice is served, the education system will continue to fail all children.
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