Title

Reflecting Black: Maintaining a Politics of Opposition in Academe

Published In

The Politics of Curricular Change: Race, Hegemony, and Power in Education

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2-2005

Subjects

Education -- Curricula -- United States

Abstract

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the life of the slave and the life of the academic—arguing chiefiy that physical slavery and material depravity has been replaced by another more insidious form of mental slavery.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.

Description

Copyright (2005) Peter Lang.

*At the time of publication, Marvin Lynn was affiliated with the University of Maryland, College Park.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21742

Publisher

Peter Lang

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