Lisa D. Delpit
is the Benjamin E. Mays Professor of Urban Educational Leadership at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and also the director of the Center for Urban Educational Excellence, whose work focuses on education and race.Dr. Delpit currently works at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and also the director of the Center for Urban Education and Innovation.She has written numerous books, among them Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
which was published in 1995.
Lisa Delpit argues that multicultural education, while correct in its emphasis of acknowledging the worth of students' cultures, fails to acknowledge that disadvantaged students will benefit from being explicitly taught the codes of power required to succeed in life.
In 1990, Delpit was the recipient of a MacArthur fellowship.
She has also edited and contributed chapters in the book "The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom," published in 2002.