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Color-Blind Perspective, Research Findings

Within scholarship on race and education in the United States, there is a robust discussion of the color-blind perspective. Educators who endorse the color-blind perspective believe that the racial group membership of students should not be considered when making decisions about curriculum and teaching and that the best way to promote racial equality is to create a color-blind society. Research indicates that the color-blind perspective is a key concept with respect to the relationship between race and education. This research examines questions including the following:

What is the relationship between the color-blind perspective and how students learn about race and racism in schools?

How has color blindness influenced educational policy, and school and classroom discourse and practice from P–12 to higher education?

Why does color blindness resonate with ...

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