Reflecting Black: Maintaining a Politics of Opposition in Academe
The Politics of Curricular Change: Race, Hegemony, and Power in Education
Education -- Curricula -- United States
Chapter 5. In this essay, the author uses his schooling experience as a backdrop for discussing the ways in which academic institutions attempt to confiscate the minds and souls of African Americans who seek to find success within its walls. Juxtaposing plantation life in the South with life in academe, the author draws a parallel between the life of the slave and the life of the academic—arguing chiefiy that physical slavery and material depravity has been replaced by another more insidious form of mental slavery. This discussion is brought to life as the author describes in detail his experience as a doctoral student at a prestigious and "liberal" institution of higher learning on the West Coast.
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Lynn, M. (2005). Chapter 5: Reflecting Black: Maintaining a Politics of Opposition in Academe. Politics of Curricular Change (pp. 76-90). Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.