This year, CREAL hosted its inaugural "Workshop on Race, Ethnicity and Language in Schools," which examined the profound and enduring relationships between race, ethnicity and language in education in the U.S. and elsewhere. The workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars and graduate students in language and education—anthropologists, linguists, literacy specialists, policy analysts, psychologists and educators—to address the role of race and ethnicity in a host of complex and controversial language educational issues.
“Racing Language, Languaging Race: New Approaches to the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Language” is the inaugural symposium for Stanford University’s Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL). “Racing Language, Languaging Race” brings together cutting-edge, innovative scholars interested in the complex relationships between race, ethnicity, and language. As the title suggests, we are interested in research that “races language” (views language through the lens of race and ethnic studies) and “languages race” (views race through the lens of language).