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ERIC Number: ED479804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-22
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
The Promise of Multiculturalism and the Permanence of Racism.
Allen, Ricky Lee; Howard, Natasha
Despite many heroic victories, the Civil Rights Movement has failed to significantly transform the underlying structure of White domination [according to this didactic essay on multiculturalism and racism]. It can also be said that the multicultural movement, which was an extension of the Civil Rights Movement, has failed to transform the deep structure of White supremacy. The authors believe that if multicultural education is to live up to its promise, we must continue to interrogate the ways in which it, too, reinvents and reproduces Whiteness. We need a more direct pedagogical approach to the problem of White supremacy, which means transforming those Whites who are willing to unlearn their White ideologies and become solidary [sic] with people of color and focusing more on a race-radical education for people of color that works for solidarity across non-White groups. We hope this paper will stir multicultural educators and scholars to intervene in the role that multiculturalism plays in White supremacy. However, we believe this intervention cannot occur if we do not first begin to understand how the hidden curriculum of multiculturalism favors those already privileged. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education