The central work of this course is to center race as a lens for understanding education and miseducation in American schooling. Students engage the ongoing process of confronting and unlearning socialized assumptions about race and how these manifest in classrooms and in their own racialized identities. Students reflect on classroom teaching and learning experiences to develop and apply strategies and action steps that promote racial equity in learning contexts, engaging the following questions: How do I define my racialized identity? What does it mean to name and unlearn socialized assumptions, beliefs, and practices about race? How does individual, interpersonal, and systemic racism manifest in classrooms and schools?

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Centering Race and Unlearning Racism