Whiteness: An Unexplored Barrier to Your School’s Equity Goals

Whiteness: An Unexplored Barrier to Your School’s Equity Goals
November 2021
Angelina E. Castagno & Katie Pekel

Whiteness –defined as structural arrangements and ideologies of race dominance – is a significant barrier to achieving educational equity in schools and districts, and Whiteness functions in every aspect of schooling. Thus, this Equity by Design brief is intended for preK-12 school leaders who want to better understand the root causes of inequitable outcomes in their systems.

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