Black History as Anti-Racist and Non-Racist

An Examination of Two High School Black History Textbooks


In this chapter, I differentiate between non-racism and anti-racism in U.S. history textbooks. I define non-racism as the passive rejection, opposition and disassociation from behaviors, discourses, and ideologies that are considered racist (Bery, 2014; King & Chandler, 2016). Non-racist frameworks situate racism as extreme, overt, highly visible behaviors that consist of irrational and independent actions of individuals.


Social Study Black Community Black People Multicultural Education Critical Race Theory 
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