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5. When the Well Runs Dry: A Cautionary Critical Race Counterstory

von Christina S. Morton (Autor:in)
21 Seiten
Open Access
Journal: PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY IN HIGHER EDUCATION Band 5 Ausgabe 1 pp. 97 - 117


In this critical race theory (CRT) counterstory, I offer a cautionary tale concerning what could happen in higher education if unfounded hysteria concerning CRT and proposals to ban its usage in K-12 go unchecked. I situate the counterstory in the not-so-distant future – 2045 – when composite character, Wisdom Evers, is preparing to face dismissal from her faculty position and possibly criminal action for her subversive use of CRT after its removal from K-12 and postsecondary education in 2023. Inspired largely by recent legislative measures to ban the instruction of CRT in K-12 education, this counterstory is also informed by my personal and professional experiences as a higher education professional amid attempts to delegitimize and ban CRT by politicians and ill-informed members of the public. I write this manuscript in the spirit of Derrick Bell who utilized story to elucidate the materiality of racism in America. This counterstory serves as a solemn reminder of what could be at stake if oppositionists succeed in scapegoating CRT in the name of denying systemic racism this country.

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Christina S. Morton (Autor:in)


Titel: 5. When the Well Runs Dry: A Cautionary Critical Race Counterstory
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22 Seiten