Table of Contents

Examining the color line in schools..
There is no race in the schoolyard: color-blind ideology at Foresthills..
Struggling with dangerous subjects: race at West City Elementary..
Breaking the silence: race, culture, language, and power at Metro2..
Learning and living racial boundaries: constructing and negotiating racial identity in school..
Schooling and the social reproduction of racial inequality..
Schools as race-making institutions..
Appendix: Research methods: stories from the field. The author draws from her experiences observing classes at three elementary schools, including two multiracial urban, and one white suburban, to reveal how race influences teachers and other school community members in their interactions with each other and their students.