Controversies in race relations: Theory and practice

John W. Murphy, Luigi Esposito

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Despite claims about value-neutrality, interventions are not undertaken in a vacuum. Interventions in minority communities are no exception. Various controversies in the field of race relations provide the context for interventions. These debates pertain to the rejection of assimilation, the rise of muiticulturalism, the acceptance of linguistic diversity, and the cultural critique provided by Afrocentrism. Practitioners who choose to ignore these issues will likely be perceived as irrelevant, or possibly harmful, by minority communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998


  • Controversies
  • Practice
  • Race relations
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology


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