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ERIC Number: EJ1097428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Autoethnographies and Ethics: Stories from the "Other" Side
Matthews, Anne Bratach
CEA Forum, v36 n1 Win-Spr 2007
In the spring of 2007, more than 40 years after the advances made by the civil rights movement, and more than 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court "Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education" decision, white radio talk-show host Don Imus taught us a lesson about racism--but it was not the lesson he thought he was teaching. His "lesson"--that black women better mind their place--backfired. While most of white students would argue passionately that racism is a thing of the past, that it's time to move on, Imus was a reminder that just the opposite is true. As a white teacher invested in African American students' academic success, the author works toward racial justice in his first-year writing classes by assigning an autoethnography, which invites students to position themselves as subjects rather than as objects. In this article, the author Autoethnographies and Ethics related to his classroom teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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