International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305


Can critical race pedagogy break through the perpetuation of racial inequity?: Exploring what is behind the structural racism and potential intervention

Fuyu Shimomura
  • Fuyu Shimomura
  • Kobe College, Nishinomiya, Japan.
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  •  Received: 15 September 2015
  •  Accepted: 03 November 2015
  •  Published: 31 December 2015


Regardless of Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954, K-12 schools in the US are still racially segregated and the segregation is likely to perpetuate educational inequity. This paper deconstructs the factors that perpetuate educational inequity based on race by exploring the concept of race, how structural inequity based on race is perpetuated through knowledge construction, and also how Critical Race Pedagogy could serve as a potential intervention to the perpetuation of inequity.

Key words: race, structural racism, knowledge construction, cultural reproduction, CRP, CRT.