This project was made possible in part by a Walmart Foundation Grant.
Critical race theory, Continuing education
By thinking about racism and all social justice work as a systemic issue rather than a set of individual actions, we are led to question the underlying structures that may be undermining working learners' success despite the best efforts of all involved. Adopting the lens of CRT in our work is meant to provoke change and prompt healing. It has caused us to question our role as researchers and our place as educators in the social justice movement. It has challenged us to move out of the safety of academia and to think of our research as social action. The work we've described in this post is part of the wider struggle that is research. And like all good research, we leave with more questions rather than definitive results or recommendations. We're at the beginning of this work, so we don't have the answers to these questions, but we will use them to continue our efforts to contribute to a more just and equitable world.
21CLEO Research Team, "Equity Journey to CRT" (2021). 21CLEO Research Project Blog Posts. 18.