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Another Kind of Public Education by Patricia Hill Collins
Apr 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780807000250
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    Apr 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780807000250

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In Another Kind of Public Education, Patricia Hill Collins skillfully melds high theory with everyday practice. . . . This book is both a treat and a treasure.—Gloria Ladson-Billings, author of The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children

“Collins argues that four dimensions of racial discrimination continue to characterize American society: structural, cultural, disciplinary and interpersonal, contending that symbolic victories such as the election of Obama and the success of black women like Oprah Winfrey and Condoleezza Rice are no substitute for substantive change. . . . The author’s personal experiences as a black woman and as a teacher enliven the book. . . . An intellectually challenging monograph on race relations.”—Publishers Weekly

Table Of Contents

Preface: Another Kind of Public Education
1. What Does the Flag Mean to You? Education and Democratic Possibilities
2. Social Blackness, Honorary Whiteness, and All Points in Between: Color-Blind Racism as a System of Power
3. Would You Know It If You Saw It? Practicing Resistance in a Seemingly Color-Blind Society
4. Somebody’s Watching You: To Be Young, Sexy, and Black
Afterword: The Way Forward: Remembering Zora

A Note from the Series Editor

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