When The Goal is Racial Justice: Learning from Youth, Families, and Educators
From Rob Peeler
Racism permeates the everyday experiences of youth in schools, among peers, and in their communities. This can affect young people's psychological, academic, and physical health.
This installment of the Dean’s Lecture Series featured Deborah Rivas-Drake, professor of psychology and education at the University of Michigan, who outlined strategies that families and schools use to build adolescents’ capacities to navigate and disrupt racism in their daily lives.
Racism can be disrupted in daily life through the construction of social justice and civically oriented identities. Rivas-Drake used examples from her research to illustrate how developmental science can be used to advance racial justice.