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ERIC Number: EJ887776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
White Racist Ideology and the Myth of a Postracial Society
Colin, Scipio A. J., III
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, v125 p7-13 Spr 2010
When America's so-called postracial society is not viewed and assessed through the prism of white racism, the authentic lived realities of people of color become quite clear. There will be some who will reject the use of the term "white racism," but the facts are that "(1) racism permeates the roots of American society and is reflected in all its societal institutions, and that (2) racism was created by White Americans and is perpetuated by them" (Colin and Preciphs, 1991, p. 62). Hayes and Colin (1994) challenged the field of adult education specifically and higher education generally to acknowledge and confront sociocultural racism and intellectual racism and suggested that educators first look inward and identify and challenge their racist assumptions and behaviors (Colin, 1994). Few took the challenge because it was affectively and cognitively more comfortable for people to look at the mirage of a postracial society rather than reality (Asante, 2003; Camacho, 2008; Gilborn, 2008). This chapter discusses racism and racial profiling in employment, the media, and higher education. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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