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ERIC Number: EJ1128437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Beyond the Black-White Binary of U.S. Race Relations: A Next Step in Religious Education
Goto, Courtney T.
Religious Education, v112 n1 p33-45 2017
Many if not most people in the academy as well as the public sphere tend to regard race and racism in the United States in terms of a default frame of reference (i.e., a paradigm): the black-white binary. Although this frame is constructive as well as compelling, it displays serious liabilities. This article outlines, for religious educators, nine expressions of the black-white paradigm-three variations of the binary, three approaches from black studies/theology, and three models that express efforts to transcend binary thinking. A concluding comparative exercise illustrates how participants may discern, address, and ideally revise the paradigm.
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Language: English
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