Taking it to the streets: Critical race theory, participatory research and social justice

Adrienne D. Dixson, Ar Casia James, Brittany L. Frieson

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This multi-vocal, collaborative project explores intersections of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Participatory Action Research (PAR) to argue for meaningful educational research that fosters social justice. We investigate the possibilities of designing and carrying out research that centers and privileges the experiential knowledge and counter-stories of African Americans. We reflect on ethical commitments and difficult points of access that create challenges in our work. Our reflections culminate in shared lessons and consistent themes threaded across their projects that represent a guide for educational researchers who draw on CRT, are committed to social justice, interrogate difficult yet generative research questions, and methodologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Critical Race Research Methods and Methodologies
Subtitle of host publicationLessons from the Field
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351587624
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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