Journal article

‘While I knew I was raced, I didn’t think much of it’: the need for racial literacy in decolonising classrooms

Lilly Brown, Odette Kelada, Dianne Jones

Postcolonial Studies: culture, politics, economy | Routledge | Published : 2021


International recognition of racial literacy is growing as a field of postcolonial scholarship but has yet to gain momentum in Australia. In this article, we argue for the need to develop a racial literacy approach for Australian contexts and draw on a qualitative study which engaged with university students who participated in the subject Racial Literacy: Indigeneity and Whiteness delivered at an Australian university. The experiences of these students, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, reveal the classroom to be reflective of broader tensions that manifest in relation to race as a topic and can be a critical space for racial literacy and decolonising education. We argue here that the app..

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