Race, Racism and (Pedagogical) Rupture
Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Race and Racism: An Introduction, Lanham:
AltaMira/Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.
Mark W. Westmoreland
Neumann University, Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine, Villanova
While race has certainly been an issue in the U.S. for several centuries, most of U.S. history has been filled with a majority of American citizens avoiding this conversation or even living in denial of its importance. On the one hand, persons in the U.S. must confront the oppressive history of explicit racism that has been employed
throughout U.S. history. On the other hand, there is a need to understand and grapple with the history of the idea of race and its employment in various disciplines and its systematic role in the structure of society. Carolyn Fluehr-Lobbans’s Race and Racism: An Introduction takes to task both of these projects in a succinctly informative way and offers practical responses of challenging both explicit and implicit forms of racism.
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