Race and historiography: Advancing a critical-realist approach.

Dafina-Lazarus Stewart
  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, January 2017, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • DOI: 10.1037/dhe0000017

Studying Race Historically

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The author reviews different conceptual approaches to the study of race in historical contexts and recommends using an approach, critical-realism, that bridges Critical Race Theory and identity realism. Such an approach allows for the situating of race as a social construct with no biological foundation in the social context of pervasive racism while recognizing that racial classifications have real-life consequences for individuals and groups in a racist society.

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