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ERIC Number: EJ1307645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
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Can We Write about Black Life? Refusing the Unquenchable Thirst for Black Death in Education
Mustaffa, Jalil B.
Educational Foundations, v34 n1 p68-84 2021
I first describe the Black scholarly dilemma to set up the reader for how spirit murder happens subtly and the ways, I argue, centering Black life can restore our spirits. Through meditating on the existing literature, I argue that exclusion and marginalization are not the primary indicators of spirit murder in the education field or the academy. Then, I offer my theory of Black lifemaking as an analytical pathway to shift from seeking redress in sites of education to centering Black life as always generative. In conclusion, I outline a call to action for Black scholars to practice an abolitionist praxis that divests from meritocracy and clings to the margins.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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