News & Events

August 25, 2010
The Associated Press
Federal agents are seeking to hire Ebonics translators to help interpret wiretapped conversations involving targets of undercover drug investigations.
August 23, 2010
Associate Prof. H. Samy Alim says there is a tragic irony that the DEA, not the educational system, accepts the legitimacy of Ebonics.


Workshop on Race, Ethnicity and Language in Schools

January 3, 2011 - March 12, 2011

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

“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).