D EVELOPING A NTI - RACISM A WARENESS
6 November 2022
They are cognizant of the struggles of boards whose failure to address issues of anti-Black racism and other forms of racism have resulted in a loss of public confidence and in turn the imposition of external interventions and an imposed plan of action. [...] The authors draw on Critical Race Theory (CRT) to support, frame, and theorize their research and thinking about race and racism in education and schooling and to inform analysis of their findings. [...] In doing so, they identify four approaches to district reform literature in Ontario: the politics of race evasion, the politics of illusory equity, the politics of representation and recognition, and the politics of anti-racist resistance. [...] The Politics of Regeneration and recognition: There is a shift from neoliberal and new managerial approaches to student achievement to critiques of neoliberal framings of equity from critical stances, such as the harmful distinction between excellence and equity, but often in the absence of race analysis. [...] The Politics of Regeneration: In the politics of regeneration, districts are cultural and political mechanisms that raise the collective consciousness of the communities within and beyond the district.