Education and knowledge production have often been portrayed as the worst enemies of racism and xenophobia. However, such claims can be misused to create a narrative of modern educational institutions being “free” from racism and, in worst case scenarios, contribute to hiding the ongoing discriminatory practices in schools. This paper provides a review of Swedish research on migration, ethnicity and racism in schools and introduces the key topics in this special issue of Educare. We explore examples of colour blindness in Swedish classrooms and experiences of meeting racism in school. Further, we investigate how racism and discrimination can be expressed in a school’s everyday life without anyone necessarily having malicious intentions. With this, we contribute to understanding that various exclusionary practices based on ethnicity and race can occur even in school settings that promote diversity and anti-racism.
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León Rosales, René, & Jonsson, Rickard (2019). Skolan som antirasistiskt rum? Educare – Vetenskapliga Skrifter, (4), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.24834/educare.2019.4.1
education, racism, tolerance, colour blind class room, anti-racist room.