Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

2015

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Multicultural Education

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

121

Last Page

142

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.18251/ijme.v17i1.841

Date of Submission

August 2017

Abstract

The purposes of this article are to illumine the racist genealogy of gifted education policies and practices in the United States, to demonstrate how deficit discourses continue today, and to provide personal examples from the field of how educators can begin to question the status quo, resist taken-for-granted assumptions, and alternatively make substantive changes at the local level. I also aim to demonstrate how giftedness is an example of whiteness as property, or unearned white privilege, that, unintentionally or not, maintains a social caste system in schools

Rights

I own the copyright of this work; This journal is 100% open access

Is Part Of

VCU Educational Leadership Publications

Recommended Citation

Mansfield, K. C. (2015). Giftedness as property: Troubling whiteness, wealth, and gifted education in the US. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 17(1), 121-142.