ERIC Number: EJ1023026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Race Talk and School Equity in Local Print Media: The Discursive Flexibility of Whiteness and the Promise of Race-Conscious Talk
Villenas, Sofia A.; Angeles, Sophia L.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v34 n4 p510-530 2013
This article examines how a progressive, rural/small city community in the USA wrestles with race, racism, and school equity in the public arena of print media. It inquires into the tensions, limitations, and possibilities for race-conscious discourse in the face of both explicit racist hate speech and benevolent liberal race talk. Based on ethnographic and cultural discourse analyses of local print media, this article draws from critical race and whiteness theories to examine how racist hate speech, occurring in a non-education context of a police-related tragedy, and benevolent liberal race talk on school equity issues mutually reinforce the logic of white racial dominance. It also locates the possibilities of race-conscious talk as generative speech that demands a response.
Descriptors: News Media, Community Characteristics, Municipalities, Race, Critical Theory, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, Language Usage, School Districts, Special Education, Equal Education, Police, Violence, Whites, Racial Identification, Political Attitudes, Freedom of Speech, Racial Bias, Content Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York