Call for Submissions: Race and Color in Education

Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS)

Call for Submissions

Corrected Due Date:  February 28, 2016

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions for a thematic issue titled Race and Color in Education. We are specifically interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the following:

The Achievement Gap

Students of color and success

Students of color and retention

Students of color and achievement

Students of color and special education

Quality education and students of color

Curriculum and Black history

Mixed race identity

Race and color in the classroom

Student loans/student debt

Black males and education

Diversity on campus/in the classroom

Full-time Faculty/Adjunct faculty of color


Predominately white colleges and universities

White privilege on campus

Faculty of color on campus

Faculty of color and leadership

White faculty and HBCU’s

White privilege

Tenure and Black faculty

Women of color

Men of color

College completion

Common Core

No Child Left Behind

Separate and unequal

For-profit schools and students of color

Students of color and STEM

Stereotypes and students of color

College level writing skills



College/university committees and racism



Standards of excellence

Learning styles (kinesthetic, auditory, visual)

White teachers and students of color

The classroom to prison pipeline

Girls of color and disparate treatment

Students of color and gender bias

Colorism in higher education

African/African-American programs

Community colleges

Black Studies

Black intellectuals

Intellectuals of color


Racism on campus

Colorism on campus

Sororities/fraternities/social clubs


The effects of racism on students of color

The effects of colorism on students of color

Student organizations

The hidden prejudice in education

Interracial colorism/Intraracial colorism

Racism and faculty tenure

Colorism and faculty tenure

Students of color and learning environments

The education system and students of color

Racist student organizations on campus

Athletes of color at predominately white

colleges and universities

The purpose of education

Public schools/charter schools

Campus violence/violence in schools

Twenty-first century workforce ready degree   programs

Submissions Accepted

Articles, essays, book reviews, interviews, and film/movie reviews, unpublished blogs and commentaries.

Submission/Author Guidelines

Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures. Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review. Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a blind peer review process. Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication. Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Submissions should be single-spaced, using 1 inch margins for the top, bottom and sides of every page, 12-pt Times New Roman font, numbered pages. Lines should be left-justified and words should not be divided at the end of a line. Submissions (including notes, references, and tables) should not exceed 25 pages.


JOCS only accepts online submissions. Registration and login are required to submit items online. To submit manuscripts for review, please register at (you will be required to create a user id and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.

We are looking forward to your submission. If you have any questions, please contact JOCS at


Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth


Journal of Colorism Studies






Journal of Colorism Studies


Race, Color and the Power of Words


Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung-Kim for a discussion titled “Race, Color and the Power of Words: When words referencing race and color can be offensive!”

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8pm EST

on The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio


The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio


  • The Power of Words
  • Racial terms that hurt
  • Color terms that hurt
  • Words used to identify, describe, and insult people of color
  • Intentional use of triggers
  • Actions and reactions – be prepared
  • Sugar coating
  • Sensitivity and insensitivity
  • But you said it
  • Thinking before you speak
  • The meaning behind it all
  • Intentions
  • Denial
  • Overkill