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ERIC Number: ED508342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Overcoming Being in a Nadir: The Harsh Realities of a Society Created for Whites
Hartlep, Nicholas Daniel
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) (Savannah, GA, Feb 10-13, 2010)
Notwithstanding that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is currently in its second decade of existence, it is not and has never been something extraordinary--insofar as racism is something that has always been with us. Rather, CRT is a bona fide and avant-garde movement that leads to praxis--explicitly and courageously speaking to the injustices that prohibit people of color from exercising freedoms that whites have come to enjoy--that emancipates oppressed persons from a life of destituteness. CRT has been examined and dissected in many books, reports, studies, and articles. This is not one of them. Rather, this article examines how majoritarian society stations people of color in a nadir; thus, requiring a forward-thinking and fundamental change of society's beliefs, attitudes, and conceptions. This article draws from a fountain of postmodern-critical work and attempts to be non-tautological insofar as it makes a clarion call for reform and work to be done to emancipate and to enlighten certain populations, in particular minorities. It will also posit suggestions to improve the lives of black and brown faces. (Contains 2 endnotes and 1 footnote.) [This research was supported by a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Student Travel Grant.]
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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