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ERIC Number: EJ1141966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
"The Horror" of Structural Racism: Helping Students Take a Critical Stance Using Classic Literature
McCardle, Todd
Multicultural Perspectives, v19 n2 p98-102 2017
The goal of this piece is to provide educators with the knowledge and practical application needed to build critical literacy within their students using a traditional text that might not be considered multicultural. This essay challenges the idea that "outdated" literary works have no place in today's multicultural classroom, as it connects critical literacy concepts to classic works and explores how such concepts are inherent in our society based on the ideas presented in the literature. Using "Heart of Darkness," this work connects structural racism to Conrad's novella and explores how students can examine how structural racism is inherent in our society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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