The Color of Emotion: Teachers’ Racialized Interpretations of Children’s Emotion and Student Outcomes

Amy Halberstadt received a William T. Grant Foundation grant for her work about how “practices that reduce racial bias among teachers can respond to gaps in academic and disciplinary outcomes between Black and White students. . . . . Teachers and educational staff may unwittingly make racialized interpretations of emotion and of children’s behavior, for example by perceiving anger in a student’s facial expression even if it is not there, or perceive hostility, rather than frustration or distress, as a cause for behavior, even when hostility is not intended.”  To read more, click here.

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