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ERIC Number: EJ1155434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
W.E.B. Du Bois and Caste Education: Racial Capitalist Schooling from Reconstruction to Jim Crow
Pierce, Clayton
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n1 suppl p23S-47S Apr 2017
This essay provides the first account and examination of caste education in the work of W.E.B. Du Bois. In so doing, I argue that caste education plays a central role in realizing the political and social goals of racial capitalist society for Du Bois. Using Du Bois's caste analytic, I take up and articulate three biopolitical governing strategies of the racial capitalist state/industrial schooling regime. The final section ties Du Bois's caste analytic to recent work in Afro-pessimist thought to look at the charter/choice debate. I argue here that Du Bois's caste analysis, when paired with Afro-pessimist thought, shows how even critical scholarship on charter/choice policies fall short in their reliance on a model democracy and humanism based on antiblackness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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