Doctor of Education
Date of Defense
Dr. Thomasina Hassler
Dr. Thomasina Hassler, Chairperson
Dr. Keith Miller
Dr. Cheryl Osby
In this collection of autoethnographic studies, a group of five women with differing racial identities takes us through each of their deeply personal journeys of social justice awareness and transformation. Using the theoretical frameworks of Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies, these women share personal narratives of their lived experiences depicting how the education system in the United States is built on the pillars of White supremacy and anti-Blackness. Through their stories, we learn that schools are not meant for all students to succeed, and in actuality, Black students never had a chance. This collection of autoethnographic studies exposes how our school system perpetuates the larger agenda of White supremacy in our nation. The study concludes with implications of the work and suggestions for the future of multicultural education, hoping that one day we will have an education system that fosters the success of each student.
Boateng, Abena B.; Casey, Ida B.; Klupe, Jamie C.; Moorman, Julie C.; and Williams-Jackson, Angeline, "An Education System Built on the Pillars of White Supremacy and Anti-Blackness: A Collection of Autoethnographic Studies Depicting How Black Kids Never Had a Chance" (2021). Dissertations. 1027.