The Center for Race and Public Education in the South


The Center for Race and Public Education in the South (CRPES) conducts and supports empirical research on a variety of issues that lie at the intersection of race, education, and schooling in the southern United States. CRPES advances research that illuminates the causes, consequences, and potential means of ameliorating disparities in African American youth's educational experiences and achievement. This interdisciplinary center will bring together education scholars from history, psychology, philosophy, and sociology to investigate the many facets of these disparities. Learn more about our work on our About page.

The Latest from CRPES


Faculty Spotlight: How Hoops Was a Sanctuary for This UVA Professor

Basketball was an outlet for Dr. Joseph Williams and his life experiences are now a driving force behind his research.

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Teacher Professional Development Session

CRPES co-hosts a professional development session where educators from across the Commonwealth provided curriculum feedback.

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Q&A: 'The Hate U Give' Offer Valuable Lessons in Media Stereotypes

Dr. Valerie Adams-Bass discusses how “The Hate U Give” provides a unique teaching opportunity for students.

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In The Media


  • Online Forum: Black Perspectives

    Dr. Alridge pens article entitled "On Education and African American Intellectual History" in online forum entitled "What is African American Intellectual History?".

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  • Op-Ed: Richmond Times Dispatch

    Professor Derrick Alridge highlighted in Richmond Times Dispatch with op-ed "Charlottesville was latest battlefield in the long struggle for equality".

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  • Education Post

    Professor Derrick Alridge pens blog post entitled "We Cannot Go Another Month Without Teachers Knowing Black History".

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