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ERIC Number: EJ1160941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
The Black Kitchen Table Agreement: The Power of Silence during The Era of Trump
Williams, Nathaniel Andrew
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v30 n10 p975-981 2017
The Black kitchen table has long served as a meeting place for Black families to discuss, debate, and critique issues related to the Black struggle. In particular, it was common for Black kitchen table conversations to talk about the nuances of navigating systems of legalized segregation and oppression, as well--and more recently--navigating the landscape of contemporary education reform. However since the creation of social media, the traditionally private kitchen table conversations, have become an open-source for all to read. Black families have persistently lived a process of rewriting the prewritten narrative of their own lives and the lives of their children. Moreover, Black parents who now find themselves fighting for their children's educational opportunity in a land of market reform, now have to navigate the binary of competing Black ideologies on charter schools in plain view of outsiders. In this short manuscript, I discuss the two prevailing perspectives of education reform in the Black community, the contemporary and historical roots of free-market, neoliberal, education reform, and conclude with arguing for the need to have a more defined and exclusive place for our kitchen table conversations.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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