The Michigan Council of Teachers of English is pleased to present the 2020-2021 Webinar Series. The series will provide K-16 educators with tools to critically evaluate their beliefs, values, and practices and resources to design and enact antiracist pedagogies.
Black(ness) Is, Black(ness) Ain't: Critical Race English Education
Dr. Lamar Johnson, Michigan State University
In this presentation, Dr. Johnson employs Critical Race English Education as a theoretical framework to critique anti-Black racism and violence within language and literacy studies and English education while simultaneously providing a racial justice-oriented framework that sheds love on the inherent beauty in Blackness. Dr. Johnson discusses the theoretical lineage of CREE and the need for critical race theories and pedagogies in ELA classrooms.
"Teaching for liberation and human freedom is soul work." (Dr. Lamar Johnson, 2017, "The Racial Hauntings of One Black Male Professor and the Disturbance of the Self(ves): Self-Actualization and Racial Storytelling as Pedagogical Practices")