ERIC Number: EJ888548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Constructing a Positive Intrasection of Race and Class for the 21st Century
McCray, Carlos R.
Journal of School Leadership, v18 n2 p249-267 Mar 2008
This article attempts to provide some transparency with regard to how the intersection of race and class negatively affects African Americans in their effort to fight for social justice with regard to classism. Based on the explicit historical attempt to definitively make race and class synonymous, such a manufactured intersection is powerfully ingrained within the American psyche, and it has successfully created a quagmire with middle-class Blacks in their effort to fight against class injustice--specifically, those who are discriminated against in our society because of their lack of educational pedigree, economic standing, and job occupation. Thus, this article attempts to infuse sociological theoretical concepts with strands of critical race theory to provide insight into the potential barriers of middle-class Blacks' amalgamation with African Americans of lower-wealth communities.
Descriptors: African Americans, Middle Class, Racial Relations, Socioeconomic Status, Social Mobility, Social Justice, Proximity, Personal Autonomy, Barriers, Critical Theory, Racial Attitudes, United States History, Group Unity, African American Students, Racial Discrimination
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