In this article Puchner and Markowitz illustrate a major problem in education and in teacher education, the underlying dynamics of which are a national problem. The problem of negative beliefs about African American families in schools is not a new idea but actually stems from unfounded and untested assumptions about the way the world works and comprises the individual narratives that are engrained in institutional culture. In this article Puchner and Markowitz add that many people still don't realize it's a problem, and teacher education programs in particular need to continue to figure out how to expose the reality of racism in our schools. Especially in teacher education, some tend to assume much of what is necessary to deal with racial issues is already being done by incorporating multicultural education into teacher courses. However, the current study shows what happens when you scratch the surface.